Humanities and Social Sciences Conferences

School of Law Mombasa

GET TO KNOW REFUGEES, THEIR ROLES IN THE HOST COUNTRY

Date & Time: From 2015-06-16
To 2015-06-16
Description of Conference

This event was sponsored by UNHCR,  Danish, Refugee Council (DRC),  National Chamber for Commerce  & Industry with representatives  from IMF, UNHCR, DRC,  UNDP Commissioner for Refugees- Mr H. Komen,  CEO Red Cross, Kibra MP Hon Kenneth Okoth among others.   Many refugees shared their experiences, good and bad  as well as their contributions to Kenya economy. they made several recommendations to the Kenyan government.

 

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Dr Akinyi participates in the Shanghai open university international staff exchange fellowship program from june 1st 2015 to june 12th 2015.

Date & Time: From 2015-06-01
To 2015-06-12
Description of Conference

Dr Akinyi participated in the Shanghai open university international staff exchange fellowship program from june 1st 2015 to june 12th 2015.

Her topic was a comparative study of support systems for Gender Distance Education at Egerton University, Kenya and Shanghai Open University, China.

The participants were drawn from Europe and Asia; one lady from Trinity University Ireland , one lady and a gentleman from Open University of London, A gentleman from Open University of Spain, a lady from Mongolian Science and Technology University, a gentleman from Open University of Malaysia, Mymar Burma) University, South Korea University, Muhungushi University-Zambia. In total we were ten scholars, four ladies and six gentlemen. Only two were drawn from Africa.

 

The purpose of the international staff exchange fellowship program was to promote co-operation between foreign open universities and Shanghai Open University through academic exchange and to enhance the quality of teaching and research in the field of open and distance learning after proving to be such a capable and conscientious researcher ready to conduct the proposed research and share the best open and distance learning practices between Kenya and China.

 

Find her report and images from the exchange below.

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WOMEN AND FOOD SECURITY IN KENYA

Date & Time: From 2014-05-02
To 2014-05-03
Description of Conference

The two day  Conference on Woema and Food Security was held in the Council Chamber, University of Nairobi and officially opened by

Cabinet Secretary  for Devolution and Planning, Ms Anne Waiguru.

 

Speeches were also given by Ms Ann Onyango, Ministry of Agriculture,  Prof. E. N. Njeru, Principal, CHSS.

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PATHWAYS TO FEMINISM AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

Date & Time: From 2011-06-30
To 2011-06-30
Description of Conference

Since its inception, feminism has achieved some societal changes through sharing experiences, developing theory and campaigning for rights such as, for example, phasing out discriminatory laws by seeking women’s equality, reduced male dominance in the family institutions, increased participation of women in clergy, use of gender neutral language and increased participation of women in decision making organs.

The conference on Pathways to Feminism and Development in Africa took place at a momentous period of time, that was when The African Women’s Studies Centre had just been approved by the University of Nairobi Council, and more so, when the implementation of the new Constitution of Kenya giving women a fair share of representation in Parliament had just started, after a long struggle, and women were beginning to see the fruits of their struggle. That was a time when women at every level were getting sensitized to participate in all socio-political and economic activities for development, since they too, have the potential and the Constitution has provided the necessary conditions for their growth and development.

 

The Conference brought together scholars from different Kenyan Universities to share their views on feminism and development and was held on 30th June 2011 at the University of Nairobi, Main Campus, Council Chambers. The aim of the conference was to enable the scholars to come together and share various pathways to feminism and development in Africa. The key officials included Deputy Chief Justice, Lady Justice Nancy Barasa; Dr. Risper Oduor who represented the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology; Professor. Enos Njeru, Principal College of Humanities and Social Sciences representing the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi, and Professor Odek, Dean Faculty of Law. The facilitators included the African Women’s Studies Centre (AWSC) representatives drawn from the various Colleges of the University of Nairobi linked to the Centre. Among those present was Prof. Wanjiku Mukabi Kabira who is the Director of the Centre. The others included Dr. Jesang Hutchinson who is the coordinator in the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Dr. Siphila Mumenya from the College of Architecture and Engineering, Professor Octavian Gakuru from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ms. Mabel Isolio from the Institute of Anthropology and Gender Studies and Anna Petkova-Mwangi from the College of Education and External Studies.

 

The methodology employed involved presentation of papers on various thematic areas based on feminism and development. Each presentation was followed by a discussion by an assigned scholar highlighting key concerns in the presentation. After a couple of presentations, there were plenary discussions where the participants gave their views in light of the presentations. It was noted that the African woman has been gagged for a very long time and it was high time that she spoke out and was heard. This has been because of culture that has portrayed women as inadequate beings, the existence of male brokers whom women have to negotiate through for power, illiteracy, diversity which has fractured women’s unity, a question of tactics and strategy, and denial of identity.

It was also observed that overtime; women had been retrogressing, especially when they met with resistance. It was realized that investing in women is investing in the development of all spheres of a nation. When a woman is empowered the benefits trickle down to the family level. Thus women movements should be strengthened despite the diversities of women and strong linkages should be built with the women at the grassroots level. The dominant hindrances for the development of the African woman were noted to be lack of economic power and development, real or perceived traditional practices based on the patriarchal model, scarcity of resources and competition, the plural system of law which allows for the practice of religious, customary and state law that do not have the interests of the woman in mind, the role of theory in the portrayal of women and the women’s voice which is not affirming who the women are. To achieve development, feminism needs to be integrated in all socio-political and economic sectors of the state. The papers discussed at the ‘Pathways to Development’ forum form the first issue of the Centre’s Journal. Prof. Patricia Kameri–Mbote is the editor of the African Women Studies Journal.

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Africa, Anthropology & The Millenium Development Goals

Date & Time: From 2012-08-13
To 2012-08-14
Description of Conference

PAAA Conference was hosted by the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies. Here is the book of Programme and Book of Abstracts.

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - International Conference on Korean Studies

Date & Time: From 2014-12-12
To 2014-12-13
Description of Conference

International Conference on Korean Studies

Theme: Past, Present and Future of Korean Studies

12th -13th December, 2014

Nairobi, KENYA

The University of Nairobi, Kenya, will host an international conference on Korean Studies from 12th to 13th December, 2014. The conference will be a platform for interdisciplinary discussions covering academia and research in Korean studies, as well as administrative matters and experiences of Korean Studies Programmes around the world.

The academic disciplines involved include Korean language, linguistics, literature, history, archeology, political science, administration, philosophy, religious studies and economics.   

The conference will bring together experts, scholars and administrators to consider some of the pressing issues facing Korean Studies in the modern university in an open forum. Apart from holding debate in our respective academic fields, we are seeking to better understand the development, proliferation and challenges of Korean Studies Programmes around the world, as well as to assess their impact and significance in the modern society.

Papers presented will be considered for publication in a special issue of one of the University of Nairobi journals. We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues to exchange ideas and experiences in the exciting environment of Nairobi in December 2014.

 

Abstract Submission

Authors should submit an original abstract of not more than 300 words in English by email to koreanstudies@uonbi.ac.ke and audreyaduol@gmail.com. Abstracts should be typed using 12pt Times New Roman Font in Word Format and should be single spaced.

 

 

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline:            30th June, 2014

Notification of acceptance: 15th July, 2014

Deadline for registration and final submission: 15th August, 2014

Conference dates: 12th – 13th December 2014

 

Conference Venue

Safari Park Hotel

http://www.safaripark-hotel.com

P.O Box 45038-00100

Nairobi, Kenya

 

Further Enquiries

Korea Studies Office,                                                             Email: koreanstudies@uonbi.ac.ke

Department of Linguistics and Languages,                                        and

Education Building (ED 203),                                                audreyaduol@gmail.com

University of Nairobi,                                                             Tel: +254 20 318262 EXT 727

P. O. Box 30197 (00100),                                                       +254 720 643 383 (Audrey Aduol)

Nairobi, KENYA.                                                                   +254 726 978 645 (Jane Oduor)

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The International Conference on African Studies at Hankuk University of International Studies

Date & Time: From 2013-06-30
To 2013-06-30
Description of Conference

Prof. Peter Wasamba and Prof. D H Kiiru attended and presented papers at the international conference on African studies (24 – 27 April 2013) at Hankuk University of International Studies (HUFS), Yong-in, Korea. The theme of the conference was “Continuity and Change in Africa: Views from within and Without”.

Conference participants at the HUFS International Conference

Participants at the HUFS International conference take time off to enjoy the summer

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CONFERENCES ATTENDED BY STAFF FROM JANUARY 1, 2012 TO MARCH 31, 2013

Date & Time: From 2013-04-05
To 2013-04-05
Description of Conference

 

CONFERENCES ATTENDED BY STAFF

 

Wairire, G. G. Prospects and challenges for social work in poverty reduction and the realization of millennium development goals in East Africa. A paper presented at the World Conference for Social work themed ‘Social Work and Social Development 2012: Action and Impact’ held in Stockholm- Sweden from 8-12 July, 2012.

  • Wairire, G. G. The Development of Social Work Education in Africa A paper presented at the World Conference for Social work themed ‘Social Work and Social Development 2012: Action and Impact’ held in Stockholm- Sweden from 8-12 July, 2012
  • Wairire, G. G and  Zena Mwabeyo Social protection policies for orphaned and vulnerable children in East Africa A paper presented at the World Conference for Social Work themed ‘Social Work and Social Development 2012: Action and Impact’ held in Stockholm - Sweden from 8-12 July, 2012.
  • Akaranga Stephen 6th to 9th December, 2012-Conference on Roho Christianity: Pentecostalism in a Globalized African Public Space, Hosted by  Kenyatta University, Paper presentedCome, See, Pay And Receive Your Miracles And Healing: New Pentecostalism In Kenyan Urban Centres

Akaranga Stephen , 3rd to 4th December, 2012-National OSSREA Kenya Chapter Workshop, Hosted at Moi University, Kenya.

Paper presented Mombasa Republican Council: A Socio-Political And Economic Challenge To Kenyan Government Development Plan

Akaranga Stephen , 1st to 5th August, 2012 –The First Kenyatta University Conference on Gender Based Violence- Hosted at Kenyatta University Nairobi,

 

  • African Traditional Cultural Conundrums Which Make Women Prone To Hiv/ Aids Infections: A Case Of The Maasai Of Kenya

Papers presented:The Dynamics Of Religiosity And Spirituality In

Kenyan Public Universities

  • Gona, G. “Elusive Peace in Kenya” paper presented at the public forum organised by Twaweza and Ahadi Kenya, Pride Inn Hotel, August 2012.
  • Esther Omondi , 2012. Attended a seven- day training workshop on Inside-Outside Learning Strategies   from 16th –30th August. Presented a paper on “The Role of The Teacher In Developing Critical Thinking in Early Learners”, held at the Inside-Outside Education Institute, Salt Lake City, USA.
  • Dr. Patrick O. Nyabul , 3rd-4th December, 2012: Paper Presented : “The Government of Kenya and the ICC Relationship Following the Post Election Violence that Rocked Kenya in 2008” at the International Conference on “The ICC, Judicial Governance and Trends of Justice”, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • V.G. Simiyu, “ Revision of the school Syllabuses and textbooks of Social Studies at Primary School level ( Std Two –

               Std Eight) and History and Government , (Form One – Form Four) at

               the  in Secondary School level”, paper presented at the NCIC

               Seminars, Karen KCB Leadership Centre, 20 and 27 July, 2012.

  • Ayiemba, E.H.O. “Household formation and marriage in Kenya”. Paper presented at the 4th Population Association of Kenya Conference. Nairobi, Kenya, 23-25 October2012.
  • Marani, M. “Emergency situations and humanitarian response in Kenya”. Paper presented at the 4th Population Association of Kenya Conference. Nairobi, Kenya, 23-25 October2012.
  • Marani, M. Conflict and cooperation over natural resources – the role of customary governance traditional institutions. Paper presented at the Conflict and Cooperation over Natural Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands in Kenya Workshop. Mwingi, Kenya, 2-4 August 2012.
  • Ndogoni, L.K. “Implementing an evidence-based community mental health support intervention to improve function and economic development. Paper presented at the World Vision-Australia Capacity Building Conference. Nairobi, Kenya, 12-20 November 2012.
  • Oluoko-Odingo, A.A. “Climate change, gender and reproductive health for sustainable development”. Paper presented at the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Capacity Building Workshop. Arusha, Tanzania, 5-6 September2012.
  • Owuor, S.O. “Trends and patterns of urbanization in Kenya”. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Urbanization and Rural-Urban Migration in sub-Saharan Africa. Nairobi, Kenya, 22-27 November2012.
  • Wambua, B. “Promoting services trade in developing countries: Chasing a black cat in a dark room”. Paper presented at the 6th TRAPCA Conference. Arusha, Tanzania, 22-23 November2012.
  • Wambua, B. “African trade under climate change and the green global economy”. Paper presented at the 5th TRAPCA Conference. Arusha, Tanzania, 7-8 August 2012.
  • Prof. H. Indangasi Biography as Literature: Paper presented:  The Example of The other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama’s father-Departmental Seminar, 2012.
  • Wanjiku M. Kabira:Paper presented: Mainstreaming Gender In Policies & Programmes: A Training Session For Pa parliamentary Research Department, Internship Programme at The Kenya National Assembly on August 30, 2012.
  • Wanjiku M. Kabira:Paper presented; Our Second Homecoming: Voices from African Women for the Department of Literature Journal 2012.
  • Wanjiku M. Kabira:Paper presented :Women’s Experiences as Sources of Public and Legitimate Knowledge: Constitution Making in Kenya for the AWSC journal 2012.
  • Wanjiku M. Kabira:Paper presented: The Historical Journey of Women’s Leadership in Kenya Paper presented at Regional Dialogue on Women Political Leadership: Lessons from experiences of Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana and South Africa at Safari Park Hotel on August 14-16, 2012.
  • Alex Nelungo Wanjala , 21st November 2012. “Rerouting the Postcolonial: On Whose Terms?” Paper presented at a Departmental Seminar, Department of Literature, University of Nairobi
  • Dr. Mutie, July 2012: Attended a National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) Workshop at KCB Leadership Centre in Karen, Nairobi. Reresented a paper entitled: “Making Sense of Ethnic Identity in Kenya: Towards Cohesion?”

 

  • Dr. Mutie, July 2012: Attended the Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development in Stockholm, Sweden. In the conference, I presented two papers: “The Quest for Clean Water in Kenya: Social Workers Uneasy Role” and “Facilitating Social Development in Multiethnic Regions in Kenya”.

 

  • Dr. Fred  Jonyo, 2012       Presented a paper at Kasarani Sports View Hotel entitled; Political Parties and Politics of Elite Collusion. FES Kenya

 

  • Dr. Fred  Jonyo, 2012    Presented a paper at Kasarani Sports View Hotel entitled; Political Party Programmes and the Youth Question in Kenya. FES Kenya

 

  • Dr. Mumma - Martinon 14th December 2012: Study on Gender dimension of International Terrorism. Organised by Heinrich Boll Stiftung and Women’s Leadership and Public Policy Centre (WLEAP). Presented during the review workshop at Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

 

  • Prof. J.N.K. Mugambi 2012 Briefing Session, Globethics.Net East Africa Annual Meeting, Nairobi, 14 November 2012.
  • Prof. J.N.K. Mugambi 2012 AACC Working Group on the Africa Academy for Theology and Religious Studies, Nairobi, 15-17 October 2012.

 

  • Oriare Nyarwath :4-9 November, 2012:  Writers Workshop at KWTI in Naivasha organized by ODL, University of Nairobi.
  • Dr. Patrick O. Nyabul , 5th November-9th November, 2012: Joint Writers Workshop for the School of Business and Faculty of Arts attended at KWSTI, Naivasha. 

 

  • Herbert Misigo Amatsimbi, Attended Human Resource Manual Development Workshop organized by Kenya National Library Service in November 2012 at Pan African Hotel.
  • Esther Omondi 2012. Participated in Syllabus Revision workshop at   KWS  Institute, Naivasha ,Organized by the Department of Educational Studies, University of Nairobi
  • Wanjiku M. Kabira , Expert Group Meeting on Priorities for Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in today’s development context in Croatia from 31 July-2 August 2012.
  • Wanjiku M. Kabira , Regional Dialogue on Women Political Leadership: Lessons from experiences of Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana and South Africa at Safari Park Hotel on August 14-16, 2012
  • Tom Mboya Ocholla, 19th – 22nd November 2012         Accompanied Nairobi University Political Science Students Association (NUPOSSA) on an academic trip to Makerere University.  Gave a talk on the subject East African Community.

 

  • Tom Mboya Ocholla, 4th -9th November 2012    Attended a writers workshop at the Kenya Wildlife Service Institute, Naivasha organized by the Centre for Open and Distance Learning, UON.

 

  • Tom Mboya Ocholla, 13th – 16th June 2012        Attended Faculty of Arts committees workshop at Maanzoni Hotel.  Made a presentation on the recommendations of the Welfare Committee.

 

  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, C.A. (2012):  Why Reconciliation and why a National Reconciliation Agenda for Kenya? Conference on the ‘Preparedness of 2012 General Elections, Jesuit Hakimani Centre 19th – 20th February.
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, 14th December 2012: Review Workshop on Gender Dimension on International Terrorism.  Heinrich Boll Stiftung and Women Leadership and Public Policy Centre (WLEAP), Panafric Hotel, Nairobi.  (Reviewer)
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, 4th December, 2012: “The Role of the Church in Nurturing Political Leadership and Good Governance: African Forum for catholic Social Teaching, Hekima College Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations.
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, 22nd – 25th November, 2012, Kasea Annual Seminar: Towards East African Integration: Regionalisation as a New Space for social and Economic Change. Pope Paul VI Memorial Hotel, Kampala, Uganda.
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, 29th November, 2012, NPI- Africa Violence in Transition Reflection: The Transformation of Violence through an African Comparative Lens: Lessons for Violence Prevention. Jacaranda Hotel, Nairobi.
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, 8th – 10th October, 2012: Electoral Reforms: The Road to Credible and Peaceful Elections: Nairobi University Political Science Students Associations (NUPOSA), St. Paul’s University Chapel, Nairobi.
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, April 2012: The Role of Women in Reconciliation, Kilimambogo TTC.
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, 19th – 20th February, 2012:  Conference on the ‘Preparedness of 2012 General Elections by Jesuit Hakimani Centre, Nairobi, Kenya. 

 

 

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2ND DBA-AMR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Date & Time: From 2016-04-29
To 2016-04-29
Description of Conference

Presentation on “This is time for Africa”  by Dr. Julius Kipngetich, CEO Uchumi Supermarkets and the former University of Nairobi Lecturer. 

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3rd Annual European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Africa Conference

Date & Time: From 2012-10-11
To 2013-10-12
Description of Conference

School of Business, University of Nairobi successfully hosted the 3rd annual European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Africa Conference. The speakers came from top African Business schools and leading schools from across the EFMD global network, Africa organizations and NGO'S

Theme “Sustainable  Business Education Appropriate for Africa"

 

The EFMD Africa Conference covered the following topics:

  • The role of business schools in Africa
  • Partnership with the corporate worlds and public sector
  • Income streams and mechanisms for funding
  • Governance for a more sustainable business school

 

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School of Business Convenes a successful 1st AIBUMA Conference

Date & Time: From 2010-08-25
To 2010-08-26
Description of Conference

The School of Business successfully convened the first AIBUMA conference on 25th and 26th August 2010 at K.I.C.C.

Conference proceedings are available on the AIBUMA website

The conference was graced by amongst others the following dignitaries:
Minister of Planning and Vision 2030, Hon. Wycliffe Oparanya.

  • The Governor of Central Bank, Kenya
  • The MD of KPLC
  • The Director, KWS
  • The Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences - UoN
  • The Dean, School of Business - UoN


The Keynote Speakers included:

1. Dr. Satyendra Singh

Director, Centre for Emerging Markets
Professor, Marketing and International Business
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets
University of Winnipeg , Canada

2. Julius Kangogo Kipng'etich

Director, Kenya Wildlife Service

. Dr. Wakiuru Wamwara-Mbugua

Associate Professor,
Raj Soin College of Business
Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio,
United States

4. Eng. Joseph K Njoroge,

Managing Director & CEO
Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd.


PHOTOS OF CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

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NATURAL CAPITAL, RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN EASTERN AFRICA

Date & Time: From 2013-08-28
To 2013-08-30
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Improving Access to Justice

Date & Time: From 2012-10-23
To 2012-10-24
Description of Conference Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution “Improving Access to Justice: Legislative and Administrative Reforms under the Constitution”, Workshop on Access to Justice Tuesday, 23rd October 2012 at Sankara Hotel, Westlands.-  Dr Kariuki Muigua
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International Legal Responses to threats to Marine Biological Diversity from Pollution

Date & Time: From 2012-09-17
To 2012-09-17
Description of Conference
  • Distinguished  Lecture entitled “ ”, delivered by Professor C.O. Okidi, Director of CASELAP to 8th Annual Colloquium of IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, on 17th September, 2012 at Ghent University, Belgium..
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Alternative Dispute Resolution and Article 159 of the Constitution

Date & Time: From 2012-09-07
To 2012-09-09
Description of Conference LEGAL RESOURCE FOUNDATION TRUST,    Programme for Judges and Magistrates Training in Lake Baringo Soi Lodge - 7th September, 2012.- Dr Kariuki Muigua
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European Masters’ in Translation Conference Brussels

Date & Time: From 2013-09-12
To 2013-09-13
Description of Conference

Venue: Brussels, Belgium

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SCIC Conference

Date & Time: From 2013-05-23
To 2013-05-24
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MOU Universities Conference

Date & Time: From 2013-04-22
To 2013-04-24
Description of Conference

The aim of  the MoU Conference is to bring together representatives of DGACM and the MoU universities, as well as other stakeholders. This conference was hosted by Shanghai International Studies University

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Consultancy Work for National and International Bodies

Date & Time: From 2016-06-17
To 2016-06-17
Description of Conference

Consultancy Work for National and International Bodies

  1. Participated in writing of the Capacity Assessment and Rationalization Programme (CARPs) draft report for the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, 2015.
  2. Consultant for TradeMark East Africa on a Baseline Study for Mombasa Port Corridor Charter, September, 2014.
  3. Appointed a member of the EY Consortium on the Ministry of Devolution and Planning Capacity Assessment and Rationalization Programme (CARPs) to head the Thematic Group on Options and Incentives, August 2014.
  4. Consultant for Diagnostic Initiatives on The East African Chronic Poverty Report (EACPR): A Case Study of Kenya, 2014.
  5. Appointed a member of the board of Ambassador Francis K Muthaura Foundation.

 

Meetings and Seminars Held

  1. Participated as a resource person in a training course on Trade Investment and Negotiations jointly organized by Foreign Affairs Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Institute of Diplomacy & International Studies, University of Nairobi where I presented three presentations June 2015.
  2. Was invited to participate in the Refugee Forum at University of Nairobi to mark the World Refugee Day for the year 2015.
  3. Participated in the meeting of the Symposium on Counter-terrorism organized by Institute of Diplomacy & International Studies, University of Nairobi, June 2015.
  4. Attended as a resource person to the Validation Forum held in Mombasa in December 2014 for the Baseline Study for Mombasa Port Corridor Charter.
  5. Participated in a fund-raising for Katheri Girls High School in Meru County held on 6th June 2015.

BASELINE STUDY FOR MOMBASA PORT CORRIDOR CHARTER

SEPTEMBER, 2014

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Over the last decade, the Government and the private sector have invested heavily in the improvement and modernization of the transport infrastructure and services aimed at improving trade facilitation. Some of these investments include the dredging of the Mombasa Port, completion of Berth 19, construction of the second container terminal, development of Embakasi ICD, focus on regional road links, privatisation and improvement of weighbridges, customs modernisation project, the standard gauge railway line, development of Simba System, KWATOS and the Kenya National Single Window System. In addition, the private sector widened and deepened its provision of services through improved logistics and systems.

However, despite all these, challenges still remain and transport inefficiencies are among the biggest impediments to performance at the Mombasa Port and the Northern Corridor affecting their competitiveness.

As a result of the above, the Mombasa Port Community comprising of both public and private sector developed the Mombasa Port Community Charter in order to realize the full potential of the Mombasa Port Corridor.

The mission of the charter is to establish a stakeholder collaborative framework that will contribute to a safe, efficient and sustainable port and corridor. The charter is expected to demonstrate the performance of the sector in terms of delivering the expectations of the stakeholders who seek evidence of achievements.

TMEA took the first step in delivering a shortlist of key performance indicators on the “Dashboard” that was started in 2013. To enhance commitment to increase transparency in the sector, TMEA undertook to carry out a more comprehensive study to establish baselines and develop a monitoring mechanism, the outcome of which will contribute to a fully fledged performance dashboard.

The Northern corridor starts from Mombasa and is East Africa’s main trading route handling about 75 percent of the freight traffic in the East African region.  The performance of the corridor is determined mainly by the condition of the Mombasa Port, the road infrastructure including weighbridges, the rail infrastructure and the border crossings.

The Port of Mombasa is the major gateway to Kenya’s international trade by sea handling 22 million tons of goods annually[EM1]  (2013).  The Port is still making effort to come to par with its international counterparts and faces serious challenges including inadequate capacity, inadequate infrastructure, high costs, labour inefficiency and inadequate equipment.  This is the case for both the port and its inland container terminals

The Mombasa Port scores low on efficiency parameters by global standards. The Port also suffers from poor rail connectivity which affects evaluation of cargo to the hinterland. The road infrastructure within the corridor is average good, but capacity is limited as most part of it is single lane highway.  Due to the low capacity of the rail system, about 95 percent of the off take from Mombasa is by road, causing congestion along the route[EM2] .  The recent removal of many road blocks and the reforms at the weighbridges has improved the transit time and cost.

The railway infrastructure performance is showing some improvement with off takes from the port increasing from 2.9 percent in December, 2012 to 5.4 percent in June, 2014[EM3] .  This is mainly as a result of rehabilitation of the track and improvement of speeds.  Improved capacity in terms of locomotives and wagons has also contributed to the enhanced off take.  However, further improvement is required of the remaining length of the track, bridges and other facilities.  There are also cases of wagons waiting for locomotives to pull them up and other systemic delays such as shunting, marshalling and depot delays.  The standard gauge railway track that was launched in early 2014 will be ready by 2017.  This will bring tremendous improvement in freight transport along the corridor thereby reducing the transit times and costs

The border crossing at Malaba and Busia are active and are major checkpoints along the corridor.  Over the last decade, there has been remarkable improvement in clearance times at the crossing from a high of 45 hours in 2005 to about 3 hours currently[EM4] .  Once the one stop border post at Malaba is complete, together with a new bridge, there will be further improvements.  However, there will still be need to provide a multi-lane exit at the border crossing because of the high number of freight traffic and the fact that further logistics and system improvement will not stretch the capacity much further in clearing the long queues at the crossing.

Additional improvements to the corridor can be obtained through application of the green channel concept starting with operators that are currently certified as Authorised Economic Operators (AEO) but KRA.  This will have the impact of unclogging the Port and the checkpoints thereby improving efficiency.

The existing electronic data interchange system (EDIS) is well coordinated and implementation of the Kenya National Single Window System is on course.  However, there is need to harmonise operations of all the EDIS including collapsing some modules to avoid parallel operations that can bring confusion and disharmony.  The EDIS has the potential of improving the performance indicators along the corridor.  Labour inefficiency and labour unions attitudes towards the charter are a serious concern.  This should be addressed by identifying the real issues and developing a joint action plan between the port management, charter stakeholders and the union with a view to resolving any issues that stand in the way.  The issue of Port privatization should be put in proper perspective.

The stakeholders have shown positive response towards the Charter and the signatories should build on this to give impetus to the initiative. 

An additional benefit derived from the study is that data that hitherto have been difficult to obtain is now flowing to the Northern Corridor Observatory.  A number of institutions have come on board to provide data.  This includes KRA, KPC, KRC/RVR and some additional data from KPA.  Some data is yet to come onboard and the consultants are working with the relevant institutions to have them transmitted to the NCTTCA who will have to process them for use.

This report is as a result of the study carried out through the support of TMEA, and will help in the assessment of the impact of the implementation of the charter[EM5] 

THE EAST AFRICAN CHRONIC POVERTY REPORT (EACPR): A CASE STUDY OF KENYA

 

BY

Gerrishon K. Ikiara

Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies

University of Nairobi

Revised Draft Report

January, 2014

Abstract:   

The challenge posed by high levels of poverty among the Kenyan population was recognized right from the time the country became independent in 1963 from a 70-year British colonial rule. The country’s seminal policy document the Sessional Paper No. 10 of 1965 (Republic of Kenya, 1965) identified poverty as one of the top three socio-economic problems that had to be eliminated. The other two problems were illiteracy and poor health. Since then, literally all major policy documents and 5-year Development Plans as well as Kenya’s Vision 2030 development initiatives have given high prominence to eradication or at least alleviation of these problems.

However, in spite of this persistent focus on poverty reduction in the first 50 years of the country’s post-independence period, the problem has deteriorated for most of the period except 2003-2012. The country’s proportion of the total national population living below poverty line rose from 29% in 1963 to 56% by the year 2000 before declining to 46.6% by 2007 and to about 40% from a recent World Bank estimate. The country’s incidence of poverty worsened after the first half of the 1970s, which coincided with the decline in the country’s economic performance following the global oil crisis of early 1970s.

This paper reviews the current status of Kenya’s chronically poor and is part of four case studies of the East African Community which are prepared as background papers for the proposed East African Poverty Report being prepared jointly by the Development Initiative Africa Hub and the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN). The paper starts with an overview of Kenya’s poverty situation and trends in the last five decades and focuses on chronic poverty situation in Kenya. Some limited comparison is made between Kenya’s poverty status and poverty eradication policies and outcomes where data permits.

Kenya’s population increased by more than 5 times from 8.5 million at independence in 1963 to an estimated 42 million at the end of 2013- the country’s 50th anniversary of its independence. This rapid growth of the  national population has over the years piled increasing pressure on the country’ resources and pushed increasing numbers of Kenyans below the poverty line.

The country’s population living in absolute poverty was estimated to be about 4.2 million people or 29 per cent of the total population in 1963, with the arid and semi-arid areas identified as the most affected areas. The country’s population living in absolute poverty increased three-fold from 4.2 million to 12.6 million people in the country’s first two decades after independence, between 1974 and 1994[A6] .

Given the large proportion of the Kenyan population living below poverty line and rising incidence of chronic and extreme poverty[A7] , the poverty problem has emerged as one of the nation’s major and sensitive issue economically, socially and politically. The segments of the population more affected by poverty include the people living in arid and semi-arid areas, the youth  who form the largest proportion of the population in Kenya, orphaned children, the elderly citizens without family support or any form of social protection, large sections of rural landless population and urban slum dwellers. The level of political tension in the country in recent years, including the post-election violence of the disputed presidential elections of 2007 has tended to be associated with the prevailing poverty levels in the country.[A8] 

Kenya’s incidence of absolute poverty aggravated sharply after the global oil crisis of the mid-1970s which reduced the country’s GDP growth rate from an annual average of 6.5% to less than 4 per cent per annum for the period 1973-75.

Deteriorating general and chronic poverty situation was reflected in rapidly increasing number of people without adequate food and nutrition, access to essential services such as education, safe water and sanitation, employment, health facilities and decent housing. By early 1990s approximately 13 million Kenyans (50% of the total national population) did not have access to safe water while another 6 million did not have basic sanitation facilities (UNDP, 1994).

A number of studies on poverty in Kenya attribute the country’s high levels of poverty to unequal distribution of  inadequate access to land, low wages and associated low labour productivity, low labour absorptive capacity leading to high levels of unemployment, inadequate social services such as education and health; poor implementation of development programmes, lack of focus and commitment to poverty reduction efforts, lack of effective social security policies and mechanisms (ILO, 1972: Ikiara & Tostensen, 1995, World Bank, 1994).

The ILO report of 1972 linked rising levels of poverty to low incomes of the people due to low wages and low returns to self-employment, high levels of underutilized labour, low productivity of the labour force often due to poor training and labour deployment systems. Other causes of poverty highlighted by the Report include rural-urban imbalance and adverse and external factors especially in form of inappropriate technology transfer, export market barriers and poor terms of trade.

Failure to have comprehensive land policies and reforms, poor management of financial and delivery services, low technological capability, inadequate or lack of exploitation of rural-urban linkages and the lack of an effective social security system for the majority emerged as some of the root causes of rural poverty (Gsanger, H, 1994).

Analysis of poverty spread in Kenya’s rural areas show that poverty in the country is much more concentrated in sparsely populated arid and semi-arid areas, especially in the North-Eastern Province, and largely afflicts small-scale farmers, pastoralists, farm workers, unskilled and semi-skilled workers, women-headed households, people living with disabilities and AIDs/HIV orphans (IFAD, 2011 ). An IFAD Report identifies the following as the factors that have aggravated the country’s poverty situation: rapid population growth, environmental degradation and global climate change, the post-election violence of 2008. (IFAD, 2011)

Poor governance and weak democratic institutions have also increasingly been seen as factors that have perpetuated and indeed entrenched poverty in the country making it difficult for the poor to raise issues of concern to them with the government (Ikiara & Tostensen, 1995:67). Review of past anti-poverty strategies in Kenya shows that policies that were formulated to deal with poverty in the last 50 years had, to a large extent failed to stop entrenchment of poverty in the country.

In view of the persistent and worsening poverty situation in the country especially between mid-1970s and the year 2000, the last decade witnessed unprecedented attention by the Kibaki government to national efforts and programmes aimed at reduction of the overall poverty in the country. This was pursued in the context of  a two-pronged strategy. First, there were concerted efforts to revive the economy in order to create employment and improve general food security in the country. Secondly, the recognition of the existence of a large proportion of the hard-core or chronically poor population who were not, by nature of their economic and social situation, equipped to participate in the economy effectively to pull themselves out of the poverty cycle, the government embarked on special measures in form of social protection initiatives targeted to the chronically poor part of the population. This is for instance, seen in the rapid increase in government and donor funded cash-transfer and non-cash social protection programmes targeting Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), the destitute Elderly population above 65 years, pastoral communities in the arid and semi-arid areas and people with disabilities.

The first significant decline in the country’s poverty incidence was during the period 2003-2012. This has been generally attributed to a well-focused and effective implementation of the Economic Recovery Strategy (ERS) which focused attention on economic growth accompanied by revitalization of key agriculture and cooperative sectors use of redistributive and social protection aimed at special categories of poverty groups. The Kibaki administration, which assumed power in 2003, after a 24-year rule of President Daniel Arap Moi and 2007, implemented a wide range of measures which led to a rapid improvement in the economy during the period with the gross domestic product more than doubling from US$ 15 billion in 2003 to US$ 36.1 billion in 2011, as per capita income also doubled from about US$ 400 to US$ 850 during the period[A9] . Despite major challenges facing the country, including the referendum of 2005 and its aftermath, the new government was able to re-establish a robust and growing economy characteristic of the first decade after independence. The level of poverty declined from 56% of the population living below the poverty line in 2002 to 46% by 2006.The country’s real GDP growth rate rose from 0.5% in 2002 to 7.1% by 2007 before the post-election violence reversed the gains made, pulling down the GDP growth rates to 1.6% by end of 2008.[A10]  This sharp decline in the economic performance in 2008 and 2009 demonstrates the high degree of sensitivity and vulnerability of the Kenyan economy to unstable political environment.

However, despite the success achieved in reducing the proportion living in poverty by more than 10-percentage points during the period 2003-2013, the levels of overall poverty as well as chronic poverty remain high and a major area of concern in the country. Available data show that the distribution of absolute and chronic poverty levels is highly uneven across rural and urban areas and from province to province and county to county.

In context of the East African Community, Kenya compares poorly with regard to national success in fighting poverty. Available regional comparative poverty data show that Kenya has had less success in reducing its proportion of population below the poverty line using comprehensive poverty incidence survey carried out between 1990 and 2010. Data from these surveys indicate that Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda recorded the lowest proportions of population below poverty of 25%, 33% and 45% respectively with Kenya occupying the 4th position (46%) and Burundi 5th position (with 70%) of population below poverty line.

It is also evident that the impact of anti-poverty measures implemented by the government has varied widely from district to district and province to province with this disparity often become a major source of social and political tensions in the country especially in the on-going implementation of the devolution programme through the newly created counties. The data shows that the impact of the national economic growth performance on individual counties and districts varied significantly influenced by factors such as dominant economic industries and sectors such as agriculture, processing activities, wholesale and retail trade, tourism, etc.

The ambitious programme of Free Primary Education (FPE) launched in 2003 hence enabled about 1 million extremely poor children to go to school is regarded as a milestone in the country’s efforts to tackle some of the main drivers of chronic poverty in the medium and long-terms. The rapidly expanding cash transfer programme now receiving increasing annually budgeted resources is also seen as a highly welcome move to deal with the chronically poor segments of the Kenyan population.


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 [EM5]executive summary  should provide a brief synopsis of  the chapters in this report, major findings, key recommendations  (in brief)

 [A6]What is the status in the 2000s – 2010/11/12/13???

 [A7]What proportion of the population is in chromic poverty. It is not apparent from the couple of paragraphs above

 [A8]How accurate is this? Any evidence? Reference?

 [A9]Wouldn’t it be useful to further interrogate the underlying inequalities that differentiate per capita income amongst the chronically poor from other categories of poor and non-poor?

 

This aggregation could be misleading

 [A10]This assumes a strong correlation between economic growth and poverty reduction that is not sufficiently substantiated

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China Trade and Investment

Date & Time: From 2016-06-12
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EAST AFRICA-INDIA RELATIONS SYMPOSIUM

Date & Time: From 2012-02-26
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The symposium was organized by the National Defence College (NDC), International Peace Support Centre  (IPSTC) and IDIS and was held at IPSTC, Karen. Participants were drawn from East Africa and India

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Cost effectiveness analysis of HIV and AIDS treatment in Kenya: A Comparative Study of Mbagathi District and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospitals

Date & Time: From 2014-05-31
To 2014-06-04
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“Cost effectiveness analysis of HIV and AIDS treatment in Kenya: A Comparative Study of Mbagathi District and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospitals” by Dr. Elizabeth A. Owiti at the ISPOR 19th Annual International Meeting held in May 31st to June 4 2014at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal in Montreal, QC, Canada.

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Cost of Gender Gaps in the Agricultural Sector in Selected Sub-Saharan African Countries

Date & Time: From 2013-11-19
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Kiriti-Nganga, T. (2013) Cost of Gender Gaps in the Agricultural Sector in Selected Sub-Saharan African Countries”. Paper presented at a Methodology Workshop from the 19th to 21st November 2013 at the Safari Park Hotel Sponsored by the UN women and African Women’s Studies Centre.

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Competition issues in the sugar industry in Eastern and Southern Africa

Date & Time: From 2013-10-23
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J.K. Gathiaka “Competition issues in the sugar industry in Eastern and Southern Africa”Paper Presented at the African Competition Forum, Botswana, 23rd-24th October, 2013.

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Priority Setting on Social Determinants of Health: A Case Study of National Schools Health Policy in Kenya

Date & Time: From 2013-10-23
To 2013-10-26
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M. Muriithi. “Priority Setting on Social Determinants of Health: A Case Study of National Schools Health Policy in Kenya”. Paper presented at the Third Steering Group Meeting and Second Regional Meeting – Africa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 23rd-26th October, 2013.

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Climate change, food security and vulnerability in Kenya

Date & Time: From 2013-10-22
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The impact of social protection on the welfare of vulnerable communities in East Africa: A case study from Kenya

Date & Time: From 2013-10-20
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Kiriti-Nganga, T. (2013) “The impact of social protection on the welfare of vulnerable communities in East Africa: A case study from Kenya”., Paper Presented a Cconference on Financing Social Protection at the Serena Hotel in Entebbe Uganda from the 20-24th of October 2013 

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Documentation of Women’s Experiences in Food Security in Kajiado County in Kenya

Date & Time: From 2013-09-08
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Kiriti-Nganga, T. (2013) “Documentation of Women’s Experiences in Food Security in Kajiado County in Kenya” Paper presented at the Australian Alumni Conference titled: Leading Change: Australia Awards Alumni in Africa’s Development” in Cape Town South Africa from the 8th to the 12th of September 2013. http://www.australiaawardsafrica.org/alumni-conference/

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Climate Change, Crop Productivity, Farm Profitability and Agricultural Adaption in Kenya

Date & Time: From 2013-08-15
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J. Kabubo-Mariara “Climate Change, Crop Productivity, Farm Profitability and Agricultural Adaption in Kenya” Paper presented at the Environment for Development Annual Workshop, Nairobi, August 15th 2013

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Externalities of farming in forestlands in Kenya

Date & Time: From 2013-08-07
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J.K. Gathiaka “Externalities of farming in forestlands in Kenya”Paper Presented at the Environment for development (EfD) Annual Workshop, Nairobi, 7 August 2013.

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Non Tariff Measures in Kenya: A revisit

Date & Time: From 2013-07-11
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Non Tariff Measures in Kenya: A revisit”, Paper Presented at the WTO Chairs Annual Conference in Geneva Switzerland from the 11th to 12th July 2013. 

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Inequality, Poverty and Growth: Understanding the Linkages in Kenya

Date & Time: From 2013-06-19
To 2013-06-21
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J. Kabubo-Mariara. Inequality, Poverty and Growth: Understanding the Linkages in Kenya. Paper presented at the GDN 14th Annual Global Development Conference on Inequality, Social Protection and Inclusive Growth. Manila, The Philippines. June 19- 21, 2013.

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Determinants of Capital Structure of Listed Companies in Kenya and the Impact of Corporate Tax

Date & Time: From 2013-06-18
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O. Nyang’oro “Determinants of Capital Structure of Listed Companies in Kenya and the Impact of Corporate Tax”. Paper presented at AERC biannual workshops in June 2013.

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Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment in Malaysia

Date & Time: From 2013-06-13
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B. Kinuthia. “Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment in Malaysia”. Paper Presented at the 5th Annual International Conference. ‘Growth: Critical Perspectives from Asia’, University of Copenhagen, June 13-14 2013

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Demographic Transition and Demographic Dividends: Evidence from Kenya’s National Transfer Accounts

Date & Time: From 2013-06-08
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M. Muriithi. “Demographic Transition and Demographic Dividends: Evidence from Kenya’s National Transfer Accounts”. Paper presented at the ‘Ninth Meeting of the Working Group on Macroeconomic Aspects of Intergenerational Transfers’. Barcelona – 8th June, 2013.

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Pro-poor Growth, Inequality, and Institutions in Kenya

Date & Time: From 2013-04-19
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J. Kabubo-Mariara. “Pro-poor Growth, Inequality, and Institutions in Kenya”, Paper presented at IAD Spring 2013 Symposium on Growth, Poverty and Inequality: Confronting the Challenges of a Better Life for all Africa. In Honor of Erik Thorbecke, H.E. Babcock Professor Emeritus of Economics, Cornell University. April 19–20. 

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Flows and Stock Market Performance in Kenya

Date & Time: From 2013-03-18
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O. Nyang’oro. “Portfolio Flows and Stock Market Performance in Kenya”, Paper presented at CSAE Conference on Economicc Development in Africa, University of Oxford, March 2013.

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Uplifting Poor Smallholder Farmers in Kenya through the Mobile Phones

Date & Time: From 2013-02-14
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J.K. Gathiaka “Uplifting Poor Smallholder Farmers in Kenya through the Mobile Phones”. Paper Presented at a workshop Organized by Linkoping University & University of Nairobi, Kenya Science Campus, 14-16 February, 2013.

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Regional Economic Launch

Date & Time: From 2012-10-22
To 2012-10-22
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Regional Economic Launch Dr. Antoinette Sayeh, Director of the African Department of the International Monetary Fund and Dr. Sean Nolan, Senior Resident Representative,  African Department of the IMF. Topics: “Maintaining Growth in an Uncertain World”, “Structural Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa”.

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Economic Analysis of Adaptation Options to Climate Change

Date & Time: From 2012-09-08
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Workshop on Economic Analysis of Adaptation Options to Climate Change facilitated by Environment for Development in Kenya (EfD-Kenya). Mazooni

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The End of Poverty

Date & Time: From 2012-07-02
To 2012-07-02
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Dr. Marcelo Giugale, World Bank’s Director of Economic Policy and Poverty Reduction Programs for Africa and Wolfgang Fengler, Lead Economist, World Bank. Topic: “The End of Poverty”.

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Regional Economic Launch

Date & Time: From 2012-06-13
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Regional Economic Launch by Dr. Ragnar Gudmundsson (IMF, resident representative in Kenya). Topics: “Sustaining Growth Amid Global Uncertainty”, “The Impact of Global Financial Stress on Sub-Saharan African Banking systems”, “Sub-Saharan Africa’s Natural Resource Exporter: Recent Performance and Policy Challenges”

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The Kenyan Elections of 2013

Date & Time: From 2013-06-03
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A Collaborative workshop Organized by Karuti Kanyinga (IDS University of Nairobi), Nic Cheeseman (Oxford University), Justin Willis (Durham University), and Gabrielle Lynch (Warwick University) At Lillian Towers of the Nairobi Safari Club.

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IDS Staff Attends a Conference

Date & Time: From 2012-03-21
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Wamalwa, Herberts attended a Seminar on Innovation and Development, the Tanzania National Workshop and All African Globelics. This was held Kunduchi Beach Hotel & Resort, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Conference

Date & Time: From 2012-02-21
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Successful African Firms and Institutional Change (SAFIC) Project First Joint Workshop held at Nairobi, Kenya (Lenana Mount Hotel).

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IDS Staff Attends a Conference

Date & Time: From 2012-02-21
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McCormick, Dorothy; Kamau, Paul and Wamalwa, Herberts attended SAFIC workshop in Nairobi. The meeting brought together IDS and collaborating partners.

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Conference

Date & Time: From 2011-11-18
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African Clothing and Footwear Research Network (ACFRN) Kenya dissemination workshop on the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funded research entitled "Adjusting to Chinese Ascendancy in the Post-MFA Global Clothing Industry"  at Nairobi Safari Club/Lilian Towers

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Date & Time: From 2011-10-13
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The IDS research team held a workshop at Nairobi Safari Club Hotel to discuss the findings of the case study on Paratransit Business Strategies. These stakeholders included those who had been interviewed for the study as well as other industry players from the private and public sector.

 

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Date & Time: From 2011-07-23
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The 2011 APSA Africa Workshop on “Representation Reconsidered: Ethnic Politics and Africa’s Governance Institutions in Comparative Perspective” was held in partnership with the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Nairobi in Kenya.  It was led by Todd Eisenstadt and Carl LeVan, both of American University in Washington, DC, along with Tabitha Mulyampiti from Makerere University in Uganda, and Karuti Kanyinga from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

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Conferences on "The African Clothing and Footwear Research Network"

Date & Time: From 2011-01-01
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staff attending conferences

  1. Kamau, Paul:  African Clothing & Footware Research Network Kenya stakeholder dissemination workshop, to present presented results of the individual country research to stakeholders from the clothing industry, government, and academia.
  2. Kamau, Paul: African Clothing & Footware Research Network Tanzania stakeholder dissemination workshop to present presented results of the individual country research to stakeholders from the clothing industry, government, and academia.
  3. Kamau, Paul:  African Clothing & Footware Research Network Madagascar stakeholder dissemination workshop to present presented results of the individual country research to stakeholders from the clothing industry, government, and academia.
  4. Kamau, Paul: African Clothing & Footware Research Network Mauritius stakeholder dissemination workshop to present presented results of the individual country research to stakeholders from the clothing industry, government, and academia.
  5. Kamau, Paul: African Clothing & Footware Research Network Lesotho stakeholder dissemination workshop to present presented results of the individual country research to stakeholders from the clothing industry, government, and academia.
  6. McCormick, Dorothy: African Clothing & Footware Research Network Kenya stakeholder dissemination workshop, to present presented results of the individual country research to stakeholders from the clothing industry, government, and academia.
  7. McCormick, Dorothy: African Clothing & Footware Research Network Tanzania stakeholder dissemination workshop to present presented results of the individual country research to stakeholders from the clothing industry, government, and academia.
  8. McCormick, Dorothy: African Clothing & Footware Research Network Madagascar stakeholder dissemination workshop to present presented results of the individual country research to stakeholders from the clothing industry, government, and academia.
  9. McCormick, Dorothy: African Clothing & Footware Research Network Mauritius stakeholder dissemination workshop to present presented results of the individual country research to stakeholders from the clothing industry, government, and academia.
  1. McCormick, Dorothy: African Clothing & Footware Research Network Lesotho stakeholder dissemination workshop to present presented results of the individual country research to stakeholders from the clothing industry, government, and academia.
  2. McCormick, Dorothy: The African Clothing and Footwear Research Network in collaboration with Forum for Social Studies (FSS) organized a workshop on clothing industry in Ethiopia on November 15/2011 at the Ghion Hotel Addis Ababa.
  3. Kamau, Paul: The African Clothing and Footwear Research Network in collaboration with Forum for Social Studies (FSS) organized a workshop on clothing industry in Ethiopia on November 15/2011 at the Ghion Hotel Addis Ababa.
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CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR 2014

Date & Time: From 2015-01-05
To 2015-01-05
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Research Activity

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication, in collaboration Deutsche Welle Academie (Switzerland), carried out a Radio Listenership Survey in Nakuru County between 1st and 10th September 2014. Eight masters students and three lecturers participated in this survey.

Conferences

A Regional Conference to discuss the Status of Applied Media Research in East Africa was held between at Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge from 11th to 14th November 2014. The School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Nairobi and Zurich University of Applied Sciences jointly organized the conference. It brought together participants from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Switzerland.

Training Workshops

  1. SoJMC and Zurich University of Applied Sciences organized a training workshop on Content Analysis for Radio Managers and or editors and Data Coders at the Imperial Hotel in Kisumu between 21st and 25th October 2014. The aim of the training was to develop a quality criterion for analyzing the program contents for DW sponsored Radio Station in Western Kenya.

  2. A Training Workshop on SPSS Software was held at Maanzoni Lodge between 9th and 11th December 2014. Participants were drawn from Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Switzerland. The aim of the workshop was to build capacity amongst members of Communications Network.

  3. A follow up Training Workshop on Proposal Writing followed up. It was held at Maanzoni Lodge between 16th and 18th December 2014. Participants were drawn from Tumaini University in Tanzania, National University of Rwanda, Moi University, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Multimedia University of Kenya, Technical University of Kenya, Uganda Christian University, USIU-K, and the University of Nairobi, School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Some of the notable speakers during this workshop included Dr Wambui Kiai (Director, SoJMC), Mary Okello (Director, FORD Foundation), Prof Wanjiku Kabira (Director, AWSC).

  4. Dr. Ndeti Ndati represented the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in a CARTA Supervisors’ workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa from November 24th – 28th, 2014. The School of Public Health at the University of Witwatersrand in association with the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) hosted this workshop. The goal of the workshop was to develop doctoral supervisory skills amongst academics in CARTA participating universities. Among other things, it dealt with CARTA philosophy, difficult ethical dilemmas in research supervision, and supervisor’s role in project financing, new modes of knowledge production, and the contract between a supervisor and a fellow.

 

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3rd World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC-3)

Date & Time: From 2013-07-03
To 2013-07-05
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3rd World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC-3) to be held in Mechelen, Belgium

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Journalism Training

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The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SOJMC), University of Nairobi, will develop and implement on eight-week intensive training to be held at SOJMC. The content of the curriculum includes: pedagogical issue; essential of media professionals training; journalism fundamentals; new gathering; research and report writing; writing and editing; electronic and print media; citizen journalism; investigative journalism; writing for TV and Radio production; new media and journalism; and legal and ethical issues in journalism. Date and time will be communicated later.

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TRAINING ON INTERNATIONAL WATER LAW

Date & Time: From 2016-06-05
To 2016-06-17
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TRAINING ON INTERNATIONAL WATER LAW

Date & Time: From 2016-06-05
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Achieving the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063: The Rule of Law as a Driver of Africa’s Sustainable Development

Date & Time: From 2016-06-01
To 2016-06-02
Description of Conference

A conference organized by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) in cooperation with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania with the support of the Government of Italy

This Conference,  as part of IDLO’s larger Africa Initiative, is intended to provide a platform for African leaders, policymakers and experts to engage  in strategy  and policy discussions, exchange  knowledge and experience, and  strengthen partnerships within Africa and  with the international community to further advance  the rule of law in Africa as an integral element in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

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Protecting Rights of Minorities and Marginalised Groups in Kenya: Progress in Law Reforms

Date & Time: From 2015-05-25
To 2015-05-29
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1st international Seminar: Social Cartography of Traditional Peoples & Communities in Kenya, Zimbabwe & Brazil

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“Social Context”, Induction Training Course for Newly Appointed Judges

Date & Time: From 2014-07-07
To 2014-07-07
Description of Conference

Judiciary Training Institute

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Seminar on State Responsibility for Investigation of Sexual Violence Cases: The ‘160 Girls Decision’ (Petition No. 8 of 2012)

Date & Time: From 2014-02-18
To 2014-02-19
Description of Conference

On 18th February 2014 the School of Law, University of Nairobi in collaboration with the Judiciary Training Institute held a highly successful seminar on State Responsiblity for Investigation of Sexual Violence Cases.  The aim of the seminar was to discuss the landmark constitutional decision in the ‘160 Girls Case’ (Petition No. 8 of 2012) where a group of young girls successfully challenged the Kenya government on its inaction regarding defilement.  d‘160 Girls Case’.  The aim of the seminar was to raise awareness of the decision among legal academics, students and key stakeholders in the justice sector, to consider the implications of the decision in terms of human rights litigation and development of jurisprudence, and to deliberate on mechanisms for enforcing and implementing the decision.  The Chief Guest was Hon. Lady Justice Kalpana Rawal, the Deputy Chief Justice of the Kenyan Judiciary.  The seminar attracted over 80 participants drawn from the University fraternity, civil society NGOS, and government officials in the law, justice and governance sectors.

 

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“Land, Environment and Natural Resources”, Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) on the Role of the University of Nairobi in Implementation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

Date & Time: From 2013-09-07
To 2013-09-07
Description of Conference

“Land, Environment and Natural Resources”, Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) on the Role of the University of Nairobi in Implementation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, September 2013.

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Conference on Community Land Rights

Date & Time: From 2013-06-06
To 2013-06-07
Description of Conference

Organizers

The conference will be organized by the Kenya Land Alliance, University of Nairobi School of Law and Strathmore Law School. The Kenya Land Alliance is the secretariat of the Land Sector Non-State Actors and the lead network that played a lead role in the gains so far in the land sector. The organizers propose to organize a two day international conference on community land rights.

Objectives

 

  • To raise awareness and cultivate deeper understanding of the components of community land tenure regime that must be legislated.
  • To share experiences from other countries on community land rights’ regimes.
  • To take stock of the nature of customary law systems and the broad significance of their accommodation alongside the existing state law system as an equal legal system despite its complexity.
  • Identify and deliberate on the challenges and dilemmas of formulating community land law and offer best practices to overcome them.
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PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES

Date & Time: From 2011-03-12
To 2013-09-12
Description of Conference
  1. Judicial Reforms and Access to Justice in Kenya: Realizing the Promiseof the New Constitution, Pact & Act! (2012)
  1. Kenya: Justice Sector and the Rule of Law, A review by AfriMAP and theOpen Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, Open Society Foundations (2011)
  1. Legal Review of the Community Customary Land Rights Recognition (CCLRR)Model, United States Agency for International Development, USAID Project on Securing Rights to Land and Natural Resources for Biodiversity and Livelihoods in the North Coast (2011).
  1. Njiraine, D", "LeRoux".  2011.  Applying Earl’s KM model in IK management: with reference to Kenya and South Africa. . The Electronic Library. 29(6):817-827.
  2. "Njiraine, D", D.N" O", " Onyancha B".  2011.  Indigenous knowledge research in Kenya and South Africa: an informetrics study. Research issues in Information Studies in a changing local and global environment: Some African perspectives, Saarbrücken (Germany): Lambert Academic Publishing
  3. Kaviti, LK.  2011.  Perspectives in Bantu Grammar-The Case of Kikamba. , Saabrucken: VDM-Verlag
  4. (2012) Author Empowerment through Copyright in Kenya: Open Scholarship, and Alternative Publishing African Innovation Research and Training (Open AIR), University of Cape Town, Cape Town; Innovative Lawyering & Sihanya Mentoring, Nairobi & Siaya.
  5. “The Presidency and Public  Authority in Kenya’s New Constitutional Order,” Constitution Working Paper series No. 2 Society for International Development (SID) Eastern & Central Africa, Nairobi Printed by The Regal Press Ltd, Nairobi (2011).
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ADDIS ABABA CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS APRIL 2015

Date & Time: From 2015-04-13
To 2015-04-17
Description of Conference
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DISSEMINATION WORKSHOPS ON PSA

Date & Time: From 2014-06-21
To 2014-06-21
Description of Conference

DISSEMINATION WORKSHOPS ON PSA IN HOMABAY, EMBU AND GARISSA COUNTIES IN APRIL AND MAY 2014

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MICS REPORT WRITING FOR UNICEF

Date & Time: From 2014-06-21
To 2014-06-21
Description of Conference

MICS REPORT WRITING FOR UNICEF IN KETENGELA

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STUDENTS RESEARCH WRITING WORKSHOP

Date & Time: From 2014-06-21
To 2014-06-21
Description of Conference

STUDENTS RESEARCH WRITING WORKSHOP

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Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD)

Date & Time: From 2012-12-10
To 2012-12-12
Description of Conference

Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD), World Bank Group Global Experts Meeting, Geneva, 10-12 December 2102 [No paper solicited].

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International Migration and Development in Kenya.

Date & Time: From 2012-10-23
To 2012-10-25
Description of Conference

Oucho, J. O. International Migration and Development in Kenya. Paper presented at the Fourth Conference of Population Association of Kenya (PAK), Nairobi, 23-25 October 2012.

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Levels, Trends and Pattern in Overall, childhood and Maternal Mortality in Kenya

Date & Time: From 2012-10-23
To 2012-10-25
Description of Conference

4th Population Association of Kenya (PAK) Conference, 23rd to 25th October, 2012. Presented a paper on “ Levels, Trends and Pattern in Overall, childhood and Maternal Mortality in Kenya”

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The Place of Population Dynamics in Kenya’s Vision 2030 Agenda.

Date & Time: From 2012-10-23
To 2012-10-23
Description of Conference

Oucho, J.O. The Place of Population Dynamics in Kenya’s Vision 2030 Agenda. Keynote Address delivered at the Fourth Conference of Population Association of Kenya (PAK), Nairobi, 23-25 October 2012.

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African Migration in Euro-African Relations: A Blessing or Misfortune?

Date & Time: From 2012-05-09
To 2012-05-11
Description of Conference

Oucho, J.O. African Migration in Euro-African Relations: A Blessing or Misfortune?  Opening Lecture, Conference on ‘Extra-African migrations focusing on sub-Saharan African Migration in Europe, Carlos de Amberes Foundation, Madrid, Spain, 9-11 May 2012.

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Spousal communication and fertility related decisions: A case study of Western and Coast Provinces, Kenya

Date & Time: From 2012-05-03
To 2012-05-05
Description of Conference

Population Association of America (2012) San Francisco Hilton , San Francisco, CA May 3‐5, 2012. Presented a paper on “Spousal communication and fertility related decisions: A case study of Western and Coast Provinces, Kenya”.

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Prospects for Free Movement in the East African Community

Date & Time: From 2012-04-19
To 2012-04-20
Description of Conference

Oucho, J. O. Prospects for Free Movement in the East African Community. Paper for the ‘Regional Governance of Migration and Social Policy Comparing European and African Regional Integration Policies and Practices’ held at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, 19-20 April 2012.

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Global Effects of the Youth Population Surge

Date & Time: From 2012-04-02
To 2012-04-03
Description of Conference

Sixth Global Colloquium of University Presidents, Global Effects of the Youth Population Surge, Columbia University, New York, April 2-3, 2012.

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Analysis of Census Data taking into consideration Gender Dimensions

Date & Time: From 2012-03-19
To 2012-03-22
Description of Conference

Ikamari. L.D.E. 2012. ‘Analysis of Census Data taking into consideration Gender Dimensions’. A technical Paper presented at the Kenya National Seminar on Census Data Analysis, 19-22, March, 2012. Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. hptt:/www.unstats.un.org/unsd/demography/meetings/wshops/.../gender.ppt

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“Migration, Agriculture and Food Security in Kenya Status, Policy and Institutional Changes for Promoting Investment of Remittances in Agricultural Sector”

Date & Time: From 2012-02-08
To 2012-02-09
Description of Conference

Oucho, J.O. “Migration, Agriculture and Food Security in Kenya Status, Policy and Institutional Changes for Promoting Investment of Remittances in Agricultural Sector”. A presentation at the Technical Consultation on Migration and Remittances and their Impact on Sustainable Food Security, Agriculture and Rural Development”, Bogra, Bangladesh, 8-9 February 2012.

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“African Brain-related Concepts on International Migration”.

Date & Time: From 2012-02-07
To 2012-02-08
Description of Conference

Oucho, J.O. “African Brain-related Concepts on International Migration”. Paper  presented at a meeting of the IGAD 2nd Regional Consultative Process on Migration”, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 7-8 February 2012

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Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA)

Date & Time: From 2012-01-21
To 2012-01-31
Description of Conference

Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) Joint  advanced Seminar 1 Curriculum Planning Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa 29-31 January 2012.

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Reassessing Mortality decline in Kenya

Date & Time: From 2011-12-06
To 2011-12-09
Description of Conference

Anne Khasakhala, Alfred Agwanda, George Odwe, Lyaga Z and A Imbwaga. Reassessing Mortality decline in Kenya. . Paper presented at the 6th African Population Conference 5th-9th December 2011 Ougadougou , Burkina Faso

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HIV and Fertility Link in Kenya

Date & Time: From 2011-12-05
To 2011-12-09
Description of Conference

Monica Magadi and Alfred Agwanda. HIV and Fertility Link in Kenya. Paper presented at the 6th African Population Conference 5th -9th December 2011 Ougadougou , Burkina Faso

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Reassessing Mortality decline in Kenya.

Date & Time: From 2011-12-05
To 2013-03-09
Description of Conference

Attended the 6th African Population Conference held in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso on 5th -9th December 2011. Paper by Anne Khasakhala, Alfred Agwanda, George Odwe, Lyaga Z and A Imbwaga.” Reassessing Mortality decline in Kenya.

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Contraceptive Use among Women in Nairobi, Kenya

Date & Time: From 2011-11-29
To 2011-12-02
Description of Conference

Rhoune Ochako, Teresa Saliku, Lawrence Ikamari and Chamaoake Izugbara, 2011. ‘Contraceptive Use among Women in Nairobi, Kenya’. A paper presented at the 2011 International Conference on Family Planning, November 29-December 2, 2011, Dakar, Senegal.

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CARTA Partners Forum (PAF)

Date & Time: From 2011-08-17
To 2011-08-18
Description of Conference

CARTA Partners Forum (PAF) 17-18 August, 2011, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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State of Maternal Health in Rural Kenya

Date & Time: From 2011-07-12
To 2011-07-13
Description of Conference

Ikamari, L.D.E. 2011. ‘State of Maternal Health in Rural Kenya’, A paper presented at the Maternal Health Challenges in Kenya-What Evidence Shows Workshop, 12-13 July 2011. Serena Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

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State of Maternal Health in Rural Kenya

Date & Time: From 2011-07-12
To 2011-07-13
Description of Conference

Ikamari, L.D.E. 2011. ‘State of Maternal Health in Rural Kenya’, A paper presented at the Maternal Health Challenges in Kenya-What Evidence Shows Workshop, 12-13 July 2011. Serena Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

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Ethnic Fertility Differentials and their Proximate Determinants in Kenya

Date & Time: From 2011-03-31
To 2011-04-02
Description of Conference

Population Association of America (2011) Marriot Warder Park Hotel, Washington DC. 31st March – 2nd April. Presented a paper on “Ethnic Fertility Differentials and their Proximate Determinants in Kenya”

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Drivers of migration in East African Community

Date & Time: From 2011-01-26
To 2011-01-29
Description of Conference

Alfred Agwanda and George Odipo: Drivers of migration in East African Community: Literature Review paper presented at the Regional meeting of the Research Consortium Migration out of Poverty. January 26-29th 2011

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Fifth PopPov Research Network Annual Research Conference on Population, Reproductive Health and Economic Development

Date & Time: From 2011-01-19
To 2011-01-21
Description of Conference

Fifth PopPov Research Network Annual Research Conference on Population, Reproductive Health and Economic Development: 19th – 21st January 2011, Marseilles, France

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A status report on the integration of the PPD generic models in the PSRI training programmes

Date & Time: From 2010-12-17
To 2010-12-18
Description of Conference

Ikamari, L.D.E, 2010. ‘A status report on the integration of the PPD generic models in the PSRI training programmes’, A paper presented at the Partners Meeting on Networking among Partner Institutions: Progress and Challenges,  17-18th December 2010, Taicang, China.

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National Leaders Conference on Population and Development

Date & Time: From 2010-11-15
To 2010-11-17
Description of Conference

National Leaders Conference on Population and Development, 15-17 November, 2010. KICC, Nairobi, Kenya.

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CARTA Partners Forum (PAF)

Date & Time: From 2010-10-18
To 2010-10-19
Description of Conference

CARTA Partners Forum (PAF) 18-19  October, 2010,  Panafric Hotel, Nairobi.

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Utilization of Maternal Health Care Services in Lesotho and Malawi

Date & Time: From 2010-08-11
To 2010-08-13
Description of Conference

Population of South Africa (PASA) annual conference, August 11th – 13th, 2010, DBSA, Johannesburg, South Africa. Presented paper on: Utilization of Maternal Health Care Services in Lesotho and Malawi.

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Workshop on Inter-linkages between population and environment

Date & Time: From 2010-06-18
To 2010-06-19
Description of Conference

Workshop on Inter-linkages between population and environment, 18-19 June 2010, University of Nairobi, Catering Unit Training Hall.

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A Status report on the implementation of the KeFA Project

Date & Time: From 2010-05-09
To 2010-05-14
Description of Conference

Ikamari, L.D.E, 2010. ‘A Status report on the implementation of the KeFA Project’, A report presented at the National Institutes for Health (NIH) Partnership for HIV/AIDS Research Meeting, Hanoi, Vietnam, May 9-14, 2010

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Available Options for Estimating Basic Fertility Indicators for the 2010 Round of Censuses

Date & Time: From 2009-11-11
To 2009-11-13
Description of Conference

Alfred Agwanda. Available Options for Estimating Basic Fertility Indicators for the 2010 Round of Censuses Paper presented at the conference on Needs assessment on census analysis 11th – 13th November 2009 Dakar Senegal.

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - International Conference on Korean Studies

Date & Time: From 2014-12-12
To 2014-12-13
Description of Conference

International Conference on Korean Studies

Theme: Past, Present and Future of Korean Studies

12th -13th December, 2014

Nairobi, KENYA

The University of Nairobi, Kenya, will host an international conference on Korean Studies from 12th to 13th December, 2014. The conference will be a platform for interdisciplinary discussions covering academia and research in Korean studies, as well as administrative matters and experiences of Korean Studies Programmes around the world.

The academic disciplines involved include Korean language, linguistics, literature, history, archeology, political science, administration, philosophy, religious studies and economics.   

The conference will bring together experts, scholars and administrators to consider some of the pressing issues facing Korean Studies in the modern university in an open forum. Apart from holding debate in our respective academic fields, we are seeking to better understand the development, proliferation and challenges of Korean Studies Programmes around the world, as well as to assess their impact and significance in the modern society.

Papers presented will be considered for publication in a special issue of one of the University of Nairobi journals. We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues to exchange ideas and experiences in the exciting environment of Nairobi in December 2014.

 

Abstract Submission

Authors should submit an original abstract of not more than 300 words in English by email to koreanstudies@uonbi.ac.ke and audreyaduol@gmail.com. Abstracts should be typed using 12pt Times New Roman Font in Word Format and should be single spaced.

 

 

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline:            30th June, 2014

Notification of acceptance: 15th July, 2014

Deadline for registration and final submission: 15th August, 2014

Conference dates: 12th – 13th December 2014

 

Conference Venue

Safari Park Hotel

http://www.safaripark-hotel.com

P.O Box 45038-00100

Nairobi, Kenya

 

Further Enquiries

Korea Studies Office,                                                             Email: koreanstudies@uonbi.ac.ke

Department of Linguistics and Languages,                                        and

Education Building (ED 203),                                                audreyaduol@gmail.com

University of Nairobi,                                                             Tel: +254 20 318262 EXT 727

P. O. Box 30197 (00100),                                                       +254 720 643 383 (Audrey Aduol)

Nairobi, KENYA.                                                                   +254 726 978 645 (Jane Oduor)

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The International Conference on African Studies at Hankuk University of International Studies

Date & Time: From 2013-06-30
To 2013-06-30
Description of Conference

Prof. Peter Wasamba and Prof. D H Kiiru attended and presented papers at the international conference on African studies (24 – 27 April 2013) at Hankuk University of International Studies (HUFS), Yong-in, Korea. The theme of the conference was “Continuity and Change in Africa: Views from within and Without”.

Conference participants at the HUFS International Conference

Participants at the HUFS International conference take time off to enjoy the summer

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CONFERENCES ATTENDED BY STAFF FROM JANUARY 1, 2012 TO MARCH 31, 2013

Date & Time: From 2013-04-05
To 2013-04-05
Description of Conference

 

CONFERENCES ATTENDED BY STAFF

 

Wairire, G. G. Prospects and challenges for social work in poverty reduction and the realization of millennium development goals in East Africa. A paper presented at the World Conference for Social work themed ‘Social Work and Social Development 2012: Action and Impact’ held in Stockholm- Sweden from 8-12 July, 2012.

  • Wairire, G. G. The Development of Social Work Education in Africa A paper presented at the World Conference for Social work themed ‘Social Work and Social Development 2012: Action and Impact’ held in Stockholm- Sweden from 8-12 July, 2012
  • Wairire, G. G and  Zena Mwabeyo Social protection policies for orphaned and vulnerable children in East Africa A paper presented at the World Conference for Social Work themed ‘Social Work and Social Development 2012: Action and Impact’ held in Stockholm - Sweden from 8-12 July, 2012.
  • Akaranga Stephen 6th to 9th December, 2012-Conference on Roho Christianity: Pentecostalism in a Globalized African Public Space, Hosted by  Kenyatta University, Paper presentedCome, See, Pay And Receive Your Miracles And Healing: New Pentecostalism In Kenyan Urban Centres

Akaranga Stephen , 3rd to 4th December, 2012-National OSSREA Kenya Chapter Workshop, Hosted at Moi University, Kenya.

Paper presented Mombasa Republican Council: A Socio-Political And Economic Challenge To Kenyan Government Development Plan

Akaranga Stephen , 1st to 5th August, 2012 –The First Kenyatta University Conference on Gender Based Violence- Hosted at Kenyatta University Nairobi,

 

  • African Traditional Cultural Conundrums Which Make Women Prone To Hiv/ Aids Infections: A Case Of The Maasai Of Kenya

Papers presented:The Dynamics Of Religiosity And Spirituality In

Kenyan Public Universities

  • Gona, G. “Elusive Peace in Kenya” paper presented at the public forum organised by Twaweza and Ahadi Kenya, Pride Inn Hotel, August 2012.
  • Esther Omondi , 2012. Attended a seven- day training workshop on Inside-Outside Learning Strategies   from 16th –30th August. Presented a paper on “The Role of The Teacher In Developing Critical Thinking in Early Learners”, held at the Inside-Outside Education Institute, Salt Lake City, USA.
  • Dr. Patrick O. Nyabul , 3rd-4th December, 2012: Paper Presented : “The Government of Kenya and the ICC Relationship Following the Post Election Violence that Rocked Kenya in 2008” at the International Conference on “The ICC, Judicial Governance and Trends of Justice”, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • V.G. Simiyu, “ Revision of the school Syllabuses and textbooks of Social Studies at Primary School level ( Std Two –

               Std Eight) and History and Government , (Form One – Form Four) at

               the  in Secondary School level”, paper presented at the NCIC

               Seminars, Karen KCB Leadership Centre, 20 and 27 July, 2012.

  • Ayiemba, E.H.O. “Household formation and marriage in Kenya”. Paper presented at the 4th Population Association of Kenya Conference. Nairobi, Kenya, 23-25 October2012.
  • Marani, M. “Emergency situations and humanitarian response in Kenya”. Paper presented at the 4th Population Association of Kenya Conference. Nairobi, Kenya, 23-25 October2012.
  • Marani, M. Conflict and cooperation over natural resources – the role of customary governance traditional institutions. Paper presented at the Conflict and Cooperation over Natural Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands in Kenya Workshop. Mwingi, Kenya, 2-4 August 2012.
  • Ndogoni, L.K. “Implementing an evidence-based community mental health support intervention to improve function and economic development. Paper presented at the World Vision-Australia Capacity Building Conference. Nairobi, Kenya, 12-20 November 2012.
  • Oluoko-Odingo, A.A. “Climate change, gender and reproductive health for sustainable development”. Paper presented at the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Capacity Building Workshop. Arusha, Tanzania, 5-6 September2012.
  • Owuor, S.O. “Trends and patterns of urbanization in Kenya”. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Urbanization and Rural-Urban Migration in sub-Saharan Africa. Nairobi, Kenya, 22-27 November2012.
  • Wambua, B. “Promoting services trade in developing countries: Chasing a black cat in a dark room”. Paper presented at the 6th TRAPCA Conference. Arusha, Tanzania, 22-23 November2012.
  • Wambua, B. “African trade under climate change and the green global economy”. Paper presented at the 5th TRAPCA Conference. Arusha, Tanzania, 7-8 August 2012.
  • Prof. H. Indangasi Biography as Literature: Paper presented:  The Example of The other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama’s father-Departmental Seminar, 2012.
  • Wanjiku M. Kabira:Paper presented: Mainstreaming Gender In Policies & Programmes: A Training Session For Pa parliamentary Research Department, Internship Programme at The Kenya National Assembly on August 30, 2012.
  • Wanjiku M. Kabira:Paper presented; Our Second Homecoming: Voices from African Women for the Department of Literature Journal 2012.
  • Wanjiku M. Kabira:Paper presented :Women’s Experiences as Sources of Public and Legitimate Knowledge: Constitution Making in Kenya for the AWSC journal 2012.
  • Wanjiku M. Kabira:Paper presented: The Historical Journey of Women’s Leadership in Kenya Paper presented at Regional Dialogue on Women Political Leadership: Lessons from experiences of Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana and South Africa at Safari Park Hotel on August 14-16, 2012.
  • Alex Nelungo Wanjala , 21st November 2012. “Rerouting the Postcolonial: On Whose Terms?” Paper presented at a Departmental Seminar, Department of Literature, University of Nairobi
  • Dr. Mutie, July 2012: Attended a National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) Workshop at KCB Leadership Centre in Karen, Nairobi. Reresented a paper entitled: “Making Sense of Ethnic Identity in Kenya: Towards Cohesion?”

 

  • Dr. Mutie, July 2012: Attended the Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development in Stockholm, Sweden. In the conference, I presented two papers: “The Quest for Clean Water in Kenya: Social Workers Uneasy Role” and “Facilitating Social Development in Multiethnic Regions in Kenya”.

 

  • Dr. Fred  Jonyo, 2012       Presented a paper at Kasarani Sports View Hotel entitled; Political Parties and Politics of Elite Collusion. FES Kenya

 

  • Dr. Fred  Jonyo, 2012    Presented a paper at Kasarani Sports View Hotel entitled; Political Party Programmes and the Youth Question in Kenya. FES Kenya

 

  • Dr. Mumma - Martinon 14th December 2012: Study on Gender dimension of International Terrorism. Organised by Heinrich Boll Stiftung and Women’s Leadership and Public Policy Centre (WLEAP). Presented during the review workshop at Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

 

  • Prof. J.N.K. Mugambi 2012 Briefing Session, Globethics.Net East Africa Annual Meeting, Nairobi, 14 November 2012.
  • Prof. J.N.K. Mugambi 2012 AACC Working Group on the Africa Academy for Theology and Religious Studies, Nairobi, 15-17 October 2012.

 

  • Oriare Nyarwath :4-9 November, 2012:  Writers Workshop at KWTI in Naivasha organized by ODL, University of Nairobi.
  • Dr. Patrick O. Nyabul , 5th November-9th November, 2012: Joint Writers Workshop for the School of Business and Faculty of Arts attended at KWSTI, Naivasha. 

 

  • Herbert Misigo Amatsimbi, Attended Human Resource Manual Development Workshop organized by Kenya National Library Service in November 2012 at Pan African Hotel.
  • Esther Omondi 2012. Participated in Syllabus Revision workshop at   KWS  Institute, Naivasha ,Organized by the Department of Educational Studies, University of Nairobi
  • Wanjiku M. Kabira , Expert Group Meeting on Priorities for Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in today’s development context in Croatia from 31 July-2 August 2012.
  • Wanjiku M. Kabira , Regional Dialogue on Women Political Leadership: Lessons from experiences of Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana and South Africa at Safari Park Hotel on August 14-16, 2012
  • Tom Mboya Ocholla, 19th – 22nd November 2012         Accompanied Nairobi University Political Science Students Association (NUPOSSA) on an academic trip to Makerere University.  Gave a talk on the subject East African Community.

 

  • Tom Mboya Ocholla, 4th -9th November 2012    Attended a writers workshop at the Kenya Wildlife Service Institute, Naivasha organized by the Centre for Open and Distance Learning, UON.

 

  • Tom Mboya Ocholla, 13th – 16th June 2012        Attended Faculty of Arts committees workshop at Maanzoni Hotel.  Made a presentation on the recommendations of the Welfare Committee.

 

  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, C.A. (2012):  Why Reconciliation and why a National Reconciliation Agenda for Kenya? Conference on the ‘Preparedness of 2012 General Elections, Jesuit Hakimani Centre 19th – 20th February.
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, 14th December 2012: Review Workshop on Gender Dimension on International Terrorism.  Heinrich Boll Stiftung and Women Leadership and Public Policy Centre (WLEAP), Panafric Hotel, Nairobi.  (Reviewer)
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, 4th December, 2012: “The Role of the Church in Nurturing Political Leadership and Good Governance: African Forum for catholic Social Teaching, Hekima College Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations.
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, 22nd – 25th November, 2012, Kasea Annual Seminar: Towards East African Integration: Regionalisation as a New Space for social and Economic Change. Pope Paul VI Memorial Hotel, Kampala, Uganda.
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, 29th November, 2012, NPI- Africa Violence in Transition Reflection: The Transformation of Violence through an African Comparative Lens: Lessons for Violence Prevention. Jacaranda Hotel, Nairobi.
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, 8th – 10th October, 2012: Electoral Reforms: The Road to Credible and Peaceful Elections: Nairobi University Political Science Students Associations (NUPOSA), St. Paul’s University Chapel, Nairobi.
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, April 2012: The Role of Women in Reconciliation, Kilimambogo TTC.
  • Dr. Mumma – Martinon, 19th – 20th February, 2012:  Conference on the ‘Preparedness of 2012 General Elections by Jesuit Hakimani Centre, Nairobi, Kenya. 

 

 

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2ND DBA-AMR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Date & Time: From 2016-04-29
To 2016-04-29
Description of Conference

Presentation on “This is time for Africa”  by Dr. Julius Kipngetich, CEO Uchumi Supermarkets and the former University of Nairobi Lecturer. 

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3rd Annual European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Africa Conference

Date & Time: From 2012-10-11
To 2013-10-12
Description of Conference

School of Business, University of Nairobi successfully hosted the 3rd annual European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Africa Conference. The speakers came from top African Business schools and leading schools from across the EFMD global network, Africa organizations and NGO'S

Theme “Sustainable  Business Education Appropriate for Africa"

 

The EFMD Africa Conference covered the following topics:

  • The role of business schools in Africa
  • Partnership with the corporate worlds and public sector
  • Income streams and mechanisms for funding
  • Governance for a more sustainable business school

 

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School of Business Convenes a successful 1st AIBUMA Conference

Date & Time: From 2010-08-25
To 2010-08-26
Description of Conference

The School of Business successfully convened the first AIBUMA conference on 25th and 26th August 2010 at K.I.C.C.

Conference proceedings are available on the AIBUMA website

The conference was graced by amongst others the following dignitaries:
Minister of Planning and Vision 2030, Hon. Wycliffe Oparanya.

  • The Governor of Central Bank, Kenya
  • The MD of KPLC
  • The Director, KWS
  • The Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences - UoN
  • The Dean, School of Business - UoN


The Keynote Speakers included:

1. Dr. Satyendra Singh

Director, Centre for Emerging Markets
Professor, Marketing and International Business
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets
University of Winnipeg , Canada

2. Julius Kangogo Kipng'etich

Director, Kenya Wildlife Service

. Dr. Wakiuru Wamwara-Mbugua

Associate Professor,
Raj Soin College of Business
Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio,
United States

4. Eng. Joseph K Njoroge,

Managing Director & CEO
Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd.


PHOTOS OF CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

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Upcoming DETA Conference 2013

Date & Time: From 2013-07-30
To 2013-08-01
Description of Conference

The Director will present a paper on the " Overview of the development and practice of open and distance learning in teacher education in selected institutions in Kenya".

 

The Director and Dr. Wafula, Charles will present a paper on "Utilization of Open and Distance Learning in Addressing Educational Challenges of Kenya's Vision 2030 Initiatives".

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The Academic Conference in the School of Continuing and Distance Education

Date & Time: From 2013-04-18
To 2013-04-18
Description of Conference

The Director presented a paper during the conference titled " Utilization of Open and Distance Learning in Addressing Education Challenges: Case of the Flagship projects Initiatives of the University of Nairobi".

Attached find the abstract of the paper.

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EDUCATION CONFERENCE OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND EXTERNAL STUDIES

Date & Time: From 2013-02-11
To 2013-02-12
Description of Conference

 

 

 

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EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CEES

Date & Time: From 2013-02-11
To 2013-02-11
Description of Conference

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Department of Communication Skills and Studies

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

Date & Time: From 2012-10-21
To 2012-10-25
Description of Conference

Conference held by the School of Business on Women in Leadership.

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The Pan Africa Media Conference and Nation 50 years Celebration in Nairobi

Date & Time: From 2010-03-18
To 2010-03-18
Description of Conference

The conference convened prominent personalities from the communication industry, business, government, civil society and academia from all walks of life.

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Department of Confucius

The 1st Language-Culture-Chinese Teaching International Workshop

Date & Time: From 2015-02-06
To 2015-02-07
Description of Conference
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11th International Conference on Chinese Language Teaching

Date & Time: From 2012-08-15
To 2012-08-17
Description of Conference
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Nairobi Schools Teacher's Training

Date & Time: From 2012-05-21
To 2012-05-22
Description of Conference
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The Second Annual Chinese Language Education Forum, University of San Francisco, USA

Date & Time: From 2011-12-02
To 2011-12-05
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Department of French

Teaching of Business French

Date & Time: From 2013-06-17
To 2013-06-21
Description of Conference

From Monday the 17th of June to Friday the 21st June 2013, two members of the academic staff of the Sub-Department of French, namely, Dr. Bilha Mwenesi and Mr. Michael Nginye took part in a workshop on the teaching of Business French using the latest language teaching method, “la méthode actionnelle” where language teaching and acquisition is approached from the point of view of the tasks to be accomplished in the language in question and where the learner is placed at the centre of the didactic activities.

 

The workshop was funded by the language cooperation bureau of the French Embassy in Kenya and organized by the same bureau in conjunction with the Alliance Française of Nairobi, with the latter offering the facilitation services.

 

Participants were those with experience in teaching business French and/or came from institutions in different parts of Kenya which offer business French.

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Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Call for Abstracts: International Scientific Conference on the Tana River County

Date & Time: From 2014-02-11
To 2014-02-13
Description of Conference

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) in collaboration with the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi (UoN), will host an international scientific conference on Tana River County from 11th to 13th February 2014 in Mombasa. The theme of the conference is: “The Impact of Climate Change on Natural Resources and Human Activities in Tana River County, Kenya.” The sub-themes have been identified as:

(1) Land use and land cover change/sustainable land management.

(2) Irrigation and the environment.

(3) Land tenure systems, conflicts and community livelihoods.

(4) Population dynamics and livelihood systems.

(5) Environmental disasters and coping strategies.

(6) Integrated water resources management in a changing climate.

(7) Agriculture and food security.

(8) Culture and natural resources management.

(9) Biodiversity, ecosystems and tourism.

(10) Geopolitics and development issues.

(11) Climate change adaptation and mitigation.

 

For more information, click here to download the detailed call for abstracts

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Integrative training workshop

Date & Time: From 2013-02-14
To 2013-02-19
Description of Conference

The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies in collaboration with the Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland, conducted a four days integrative training workshop from 14th to 19th February, 2013. The theme of the workshop was “sustainable management of land resources for rural development”. The workshop brought together 33 postgraduate students and 7 staff members. The workshop was officially opened by Dr. Rayya Timamy, the Associate Dean Faculty of Arts and Dr. Boniface Kiteme from CETRAD gave a key note address.

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GEOGRAPHY STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN THE 2013 TUNZA INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE (FEBRUARY 2013 IN UNEP, NAIROBI, KENYA)

Date & Time: From 2013-02-10
To 2013-02-14
Description of Conference

The 2013 Tunza International Youth Conference (10th to 14th February) provided a platform for over 300 youth from 100 countries across the globe. The University of Nairobi had 30 delegates but 100 students participated during the grand opening day. The youth came together to exchange information on best practices for sustainable development. The conference provided a forum in which several issues were discussed: the role of youths in entrepreneurship; sustainable development in consumption and production; forest conservation; waste management; water resources management; state of environment; and youth governance. Students from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, and specifically members of the University of Nairobi Geography Students Society (UNGSS), were among the active participants in the conference.

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ACCFP dialogue workshop

Date & Time: From 2013-01-21
To 2013-01-21
Description of Conference

In June 2012, Dr. Francis Mwaura, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi was awarded a grant by the African Climate Change Fellowship Programme (ACCFP) as part of the Adaptation Teaching Fellowships, to conduct a project on “Climate Change Integration in the Education Sector”. The ACCFP is sponsored by the Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA), which is funded jointly by International Development Research Center (IDRC) of Canada and the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID). ACCFP is managed by the Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA-UDSM) in partnership with the global change System for Analysis, Research and Training (USA). A successful dialogue workshop on Environment and Natural Resources Management Education for Sustainable Adaptation to the Impacts of Climate Change was held on Monday 21st January, 2013 at the Chiromo Conference Center, University of Nairobi. The workshop objectives were: a) to familiarize with the ACCFP and other climate change initiatives in Kenya, b) to contribute to the Kenya ACCFP project and c) to identify collaboration opportunities for improved climate change integration in the education sector. The workshop was attended by scholars from public universities in Kenya and Canada and it was also graced by the presence of NEMA DG., Prof. Geoffrey Wahungu and the Principal KWSTI among others.

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Department of History and Archaeological Studies

London Conference

Date & Time: From 2014-05-16
To 2014-05-17
Description of Conference

 

 

 

The impact of cross-disciplinary conservation on social development

 

 

08

Fall

16th-17th May 2014

UCL Institute of Archaeology

A two-day conference organized by the Conservation and Development Network (University College London),in collaboration with the Heritage Conservation and Human Rights Network (University of Nairobi)and the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (University of Delaware).

Conservation decision-making processes are influenced by local, national and international socio-economic factors and their associated contexts. Conversely, conservation can also significantly affect socio-economic development and lead to improvements in people’s lives. Understanding layers of history, values, how they are shaped, their contexts, motivations, and their impact form the fundamental basis for effective decision-making processes in conservation today.The conference will explore the impact of conservation ethics and practices on socio-cultural, economic and ecological contexts in need of development, areas of post-conflict recovery and reconstruction due to natural disasters. The main purpose is to stimulate lasting discussion (within heritage conservation, the broader field of heritage, and nature conservation) on how the practice of conservation can promote human wellbeing and economic prosperity, support conflict or disaster recovery, and foster social cohesion.

Presentations of 20 minutes are invited in the following areas:

  • The impact of the practice of conservation on people’s wellbeing and quality of life.
  • Engagement of local groups in re-construction and/or development through the practice of conservation.
  • Cross-disciplinary collaborations between professionals involved in heritage and nature conservation (in both practical and theoretical levels).
  • Research on and use of locally produced resources to replace expensive imported treatment materials.  
  • Practical issues of conservation in the field, focusing on involvement/training of local people.
  • Theoretical and practical approaches that make the practice of conservation sustainable.

Abstracts in English (1,000 words)should be submitted to conservationucl@gmail.com by 15th Sept 2013. Abstracts should contain main aims of the paper, methods to achieve these aims, summary of the discussion and main conclusions.

Selected authors will be invited to submit their papers to a special issue of the Journal of Conservation and Museum Studieshttp://jcms-journal.com/  (an open access and peer-reviewed journal).

 

For more information contact conservationucl@gmail.com

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THE IMPACT OF CROSS-DISCIPLINARY CONSERVATION ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Date & Time: From 2014-05-16
To 2014-05-17
Description of Conference

 

 

 

The impact of cross-disciplinary conservation on social development

 

 

08

Fall

16th-17th May 2014

UCL Institute of Archaeology

A two-day conference organized by the Conservation and Development Network (University College London),in collaboration with the Heritage Conservation and Human Rights Network (University of Nairobi)and the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (University of Delaware).

Conservation decision-making processes are influenced by local, national and international socio-economic factors and their associated contexts. Conversely, conservation can also significantly affect socio-economic development and lead to improvements in people’s lives. Understanding layers of history, values, how they are shaped, their contexts, motivations, and their impact form the fundamental basis for effective decision-making processes in conservation today.The conference will explore the impact of conservation ethics and practices on socio-cultural, economic and ecological contexts in need of development, areas of post-conflict recovery and reconstruction due to natural disasters. The main purpose is to stimulate lasting discussion (within heritage conservation, the broader field of heritage, and nature conservation) on how the practice of conservation can promote human wellbeing and economic prosperity, support conflict or disaster recovery, and foster social cohesion.

Presentations of 20 minutes are invited in the following areas:

  • The impact of the practice of conservation on people’s wellbeing and quality of life.
  • Engagement of local groups in re-construction and/or development through the practice of conservation.
  • Cross-disciplinary collaborations between professionals involved in heritage and nature conservation (in both practical and theoretical levels).
  • Research on and use of locally produced resources to replace expensive imported treatment materials.  
  • Practical issues of conservation in the field, focusing on involvement/training of local people.
  • Theoretical and practical approaches that make the practice of conservation sustainable.

Abstracts in English (1,000 words)should be submitted to conservationucl@gmail.com by 15th Sept 2013. Abstracts should contain main aims of the paper, methods to achieve these aims, summary of the discussion and main conclusions.

Selected authors will be invited to submit their papers to a special issue of the Journal of Conservation and Museum Studieshttp://jcms-journal.com/  (an open access and peer-reviewed journal).

 

For more information contact conservationucl@gmail.com

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EAAPP Conference, Diani, Kenya

Date & Time: From 2013-07-27
To 2013-08-02
Description of Conference

 

Members of the Department and other international scholars participate in the EAAPP conference at the Leisure Lodge Resort, Diani.

 

 

 

 

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EAPP Conference

Date & Time: From 2013-07-27
To 2013-07-30
Description of Conference

 

 

EAPP Conference in Mombasa from 27th July to 30th July 2013

 

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Technology and Provision of Quality and Inclusive Education

Date & Time: From 2013-02-15
To 2013-02-16
Description of Conference

International Conference on “Uplifting the Poor”, Linkoping University and University of Nairobi February 15th -16th 2013

 

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Korean Centre

Korean Studies: Past, Present and Future

Date & Time: From 2014-12-12
To 2014-12-13
Description of Conference

Korean Studies: Past, Present and Future

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Department of Linguistics & Languages

12 Nilo-Saharan Linguistics colloquium 2015

Date & Time: From 2015-09-01
To 2015-09-04
Description of Conference

Conference Description

Call for Papers

Accommodation

Programme

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50 years of Kiswahili

Date & Time: From 2012-10-04
To 2012-10-06
Description of Conference

“The Anticipated Benefits of Using Kiswahili in Education in Kenya''

Venue: University of Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania)

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German–African Network of Alumni and Alumnae (GANAA) summer school on multilingualism and language policies in Africa

Date & Time: From 2012-09-10
To 2012-09-14
Description of Conference

''The anticipated benefits of multilingualism in Education in Kenya”

Venue: Bondo University College (Kenya)

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The World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL 7)

Date & Time: From 2012-08-20
To 2012-08-24
Description of Conference

“Documentation of the vocabulary and Tone Melodies of the Boro- Ukwala Dialect of Dholuo”

Venue: University of Buea (Cameroon)

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Department of Literature

Reflections on the Detective Novel as an Allegory of Contemporary Kenya

Date & Time: From 2015-08-20
To 2015-08-22
Description of Conference

The detective novel has for a long time been seen as a popular genre, often supposedly read for entertainment as opposed to its concern with ‘serious’ issues about society. This paper reads Richard Crompton’s detective novels to examine the value of the detective/crime thriller in Kenya today. Crompton’s The Honey Guide (2013) and Hell’s Gate (2014) seek to show that the Kenyan national body is ailing because of (moral) corruption. We argue that the detective novel in Kenya is a profound commentary, a moral fable and a critique of certain socio-economic, political and cultural realities of the society today and that the corruption of the Kenyan body is a consequence of both local and international forces such as the circulation of what I would term ‘crimescapes.’ 

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The Truth on Common Poverty and the Common Wealth in Rural Kenya: Stanley Gazemba’s “Stone Hills of Maragoli”

Date & Time: From 2014-12-10
To 2014-12-10
Description of Conference

Title of Paper Presented

Presenter

Date

The Truth on Common Poverty and the Common Wealth in Rural Kenya: Stanley Gazemba’s “Stone Hills of Maragoli”

Dr. Alex Wanjala

10th December 2014

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Readings from Womanic Verses: An Anthology of Poems on Femininity and Womanhood

Date & Time: From 2014-11-19
To 2014-11-19
Description of Conference

Title of Paper Presented

Presenter

Date

Readings from Womanic Verses: An Anthology of Poems on Femininity and Womanhood

Prof. Monica N.W. Mweseli

19th November 2014

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Contemporary Trends and Style in Young African Writings

Date & Time: From 2014-10-08
To 2014-10-08
Description of Conference

Title of Paper Presented

Presenter

Date

Contemporary Trends and Style in Young African Writings

Zukiswa Wanner

8th October, 2014

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Journey Narrative and Genre Iin British Youths: Re-telling of International Volunteer Experiences in Kenya

Date & Time: From 2014-09-10
To 2014-09-10
Description of Conference

Title of Paper Presented

Presenter

Date

Journey Narrative and Genre Iin British Youths: Re-telling of International Volunteer Experiences in Kenya

Mr. Kaylan Shwartz (Oxford University)

10th September 2014

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One Day Literary Colloquium on Kenyan Literature at 50

Date & Time: From 2014-08-27
To 2014-08-27
Description of Conference

Title of Paper Presented

Presenter

Date

One Day Literary Colloquium on Kenyan Literature at 50

SAMOSA/Department of Literature Jointly

27th August 2014

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On Becoming an International Film Director

Date & Time: From 2014-08-13
To 2014-08-13
Description of Conference

Title of Paper Presented

Presenter

Date

On Becoming an International Film Director

Mr. Takashi Miike (Japan)

13th August 2014

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IAMCR 2014 (INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION RESEARCH)

Date & Time: From 2014-07-14
To 2014-07-21
Description of Conference

Dr. Alex Wanjala has been invited to attend the above conference in Hyderabad, India.

 

Around 1200 delegates from vairous contires are expected to participate in this conference
 

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Feature Writing

Date & Time: From 2014-07-09
To 2014-07-09
Description of Conference

S/No

Title of Paper Presented

Presenter

Date

  1.  

Feature Writing

Mrs. Nithya Sidhu (Malaysia)

9th July 2014

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Uncommon Wealths: Riches and Realities

Date & Time: From 2014-04-14
To 2014-04-18
Description of Conference

Two members of the Department of Literature recently participated in a conference
hosted by the European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language
Studies (EACLALS)
, at the Univers ity of Innsbruck,Austria. The two; Prof. Helen
Mwanzi and Dr. Alex Wanjala, presented papers at the Conference which took place
from 14-18th April 2014.The conference drew participants from several countries
and was quite a success. The University of Nairobi  was the only University from
the region that was represented at the International Conference. Prof. Mwanzi's
paper is titled "Aesthetics of Wealth: the  Ugliness of Excess." That of Dr.
Wanjala
is "the Truth on Common Poverty and Uncommon Wealth in Rural Kenya:
Stanley Gazemba's Stone Hills of Maragoli." Both papers fitted in well with the
conference theme which was "Uncommon Wealths: Riches and Realities."

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First East African Cultural Conference

Date & Time: From 2012-09-05
To 2012-09-09
Description of Conference

 

The Eastern African Cultural Forum

 

KOLA in collaboration with the Literature Department of The University of Nairobi intends to run a five-day cultural forum to be held in September 2012 in Kenya as an inception activity of this project. The cultural forum will serve as a launch pad for the overall Eastern African project whose overall goal is to create borderless communities within the Eastern African society.  The forum encompasses conference sessions and cultural performances from selected cultural troupes from all over Eastern Africa.

 

KOLA thus requests interested scholars and cultural troupes who will participate in the forum to submit proposals for papers and performances to be presented during the conference sessions. The proposals should precisely capture the project’s theme: “Borderless communities: shifting and convergence of cultures across borders, boundaries and spaces”. Further, the troupes that intend to perform during the cultural forum should send the details of their groups and the items they will present during the forum. The participants in the forum may make their presentations through panels, documentaries, performances or individual paper presentations. The participants should indicate in their abstracts the forms of their presentations. They can also indicate about their conference requirements like video coverage, projectors, space for performance etc.

 

Modes of participation

 

In this conference the participants should write to the KOLA secretariat about the different forms that their presentation will take. This may include:

  • Paper presentations
  • Presentations of documentaries
  • Performances
  • Panel discussions

 

Objectives

 

  • To discuss and suggest recommendations to governments on how to strengthen language and cultural policies to ensure the protection, preservation and revitalisation of the endangered ones
  • To explore and suggest practical ways of promoting cultural integration between Eastern African Asians and the majority African population
  • To promote the sharing of research findings on how indigenous and endangered languages, identities and cultures could be revitalised, preserved and disseminated through contemporary art forms.
  • To explore ways and means of exploiting modern media such as the cyberspace as sites for re-imagining old and emerging cultural and linguistic identities
  • To  share ideas on what lessons can be learned and harnessed from the contested, transgressive and conflicted postcolonial languages, cultures and identities

 

Rationale

 

The Eastern African Cultural Forum will celebrate the cultural diversity of the Eastern African region. It will be a platform for re-imagining the multiculturalism of the Eastern African communities alongside the ongoing economic and political integration.  As these formal integrative processes deepen, there are cultural, linguistic, identity and heritage issues that should be explored with a view to establish various aspects relating to cultures, languages, identities and heritage in Eastern Africa: conflicted cultures and languages, translation and untranslatability, transgressive and the transgressed, dominant and the dominated and marginality. Sharing such knowledge may go a long way towards helping policy makers and implementers to align policy interventions to meet the emerging challenges and opportunities on language, identity, heritage and cultural issues. In a way, the conference will be a forum to suggest ways of strengthening and entrenching the spirit of the Eastern African Community.

 

It is, therefore, important that as the formal integration goes on, scholars, researchers, practitioners and artists reflect on the place of languages, cultures, heritage and peoples’ identity. Eastern Africa’s heritage, cultures, languages and identities should be scrutinised to establish their vitality and how they can be harnessed to a key component for developing this region and its people.

 

The East African states – Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda – have a long history going back to the pre-colonial days. This programme however incorporates other Eastern African countries: Ethiopia, Southern Sudan and Somalia. This is in recognition that many communities in this region share common ancestry before they dispersed, migrated and settled in their present localities. These communities were colonised by various colonial powers who imagined administrative-political boundaries which, in many cases, divided communities by placing some members in one geopolitical entity and others in another. When these countries attained independence, the boundaries that divided their people were inherited intact and have not been reviewed ever since.

 

The emergence of the old East African Community in 1967 was widely celebrated as a step towards the unification of communities across imagined boundaries. However, the experiment collapsed due to political rivalries between Eastern African leaders of the time. Recently, the current leaders in the region have embarked on an ambitious process to unite all the six countries and possibly absorb more members such as the new state of Southern Sudan. These initiatives are largely driven by the desire for larger markets for capital, goods and services.

The conference will also celebrate the cultural and linguistic presence of the Asian community in Eastern Africa. Asians arrived in Eastern Africa during the construction of the Kenya – Uganda railway between 1890 and 1905 courtesy of the British imperial designs. The Asian community has a vibrant cultural presence in the region largely centred around their temples and mosques as well as in their increasingly exclusive residential areas. For this reason, they are widely seen as unwilling to integrate with the African majority in the region. During the conference, participants will explore the hurdles to cultural integration, the Asian migrant myths, legends and orature, their perception of home and exile, their cultural and linguistic identity, their religion, and the emerging myths, songs and narratives.

THEMES AND TOPICS OF THE CONFERENCE

 

Participants will be invited to submit abstracts on the following broad themes and topics:

 

  1. Eastern Africa’s Cultural Revolution
  • Myths, legends and epics
  • Cultural/Ritual Performance
  • Rewriting tribal and national boundaries
  • Hip Hop, Popular Music and emerging genres
  • Creolisation, Sheng, and new linguistic identities
  • Cultural Community vs. Autonomic community
  1. Asians in Eastern Africa: (Un)translatable minority?
  • Hurdles to cultural integration
  • Step-Children of the British Empire
  • Migrant myths, legends and orature
  • Cultural (un)translatability
  • Concept of home and exile
  • Contested cultural and linguistic spaces, threatened identities,
  • Religions as gateways and barriers
  • The cultures of  the ‘Other’
  • Contemporary myths, narratives, songs, dances and drama
  1. Cultural aesthetics and the new media
  • Indigenous cultural aesthetics
  • Cultural minorities
  • Translocal cyberspace as an emerging and interlocking cultural space
  • Cultural mutations and amputations in cyberspace
  • Cultural adaptations in film, video, audio, and radio
  • The post-postcoloniality of cultural studies
  • (Inter)Nationalisation of cultures
  • Ethics and morality under reconstruction
  • The transformation of languages

NB:

The organizers will be happy to receive audio visual material, slides, photographs, calligraphy, handwritten and illustrated poetry, stories and samples of poetry, samples of calligraphy by, for, and, on indigenous communities, and other cultural groups, in order to set up a display and an exhibition, as a backdrop to the proposed gathering, to enlarge its archive, and, to further fortify and spread awareness about the indigenous and people’s knowledge systems and their modern transformations. These visual images will also be relevant in demonstrating the similarities of cultural ties.

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Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Nairobi, and the Department of Philosophy, University of Witwatersrand, SA, to Co-host a Conference on African Philosophy, 9-11 September, 2015

Date & Time: From 2015-09-09
To 2015-09-11
Description of Conference

African philosophy has come a long way. The progress it has made in the
decades following the debate about its existence or non-existence, nature
and substance has been, to say the least, quite impressive.

The Department of Philosophy, the University of Witwatersrand and the
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Nairobi are
pleased to announce that they will jointly be hosting a conference on
African philosophy.

The conference aims at taking stock of the strides made in African
philosophy as well as its future. The general theme for the conference will
be: African Philosophy: Past, Present and Future. It is scheduled to take
place at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg from Wednesday 9 -
Friday 11 September, 2015

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The Odera Oruka Symposium, Tuesday, 19th to Thursday 21st, November, 2013 at the Goethe Auditorium, Nairobi, in conjunction with the Goethe Institute, German Cultural Centre

Date & Time: From 2013-11-19
To 2013-11-21
Description of Conference

Call for Papers

by:Reginald M.J. Oduor, Ph.D.
For the Symposium Organising Committee

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Link http://chss.uonbi.ac.ke/node/300

A Regional Symposium on Human Rights and Global Poverty

Date & Time: From 2011-09-28
To 2011-09-30
Description of Conference

Symposium held at Lake Naivasha Country club, Nairobi September 28th - 30th, 2011 Organized by the Centre for Human Rights and Peace, University of Nairobi, in collaboration with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo This Symposium addressd experiences, opportunities and constraints on human rights and rights-based approaches to poverty eradication in Kenya, and selected cases from other East African countries. The main purpose was to produce and exchange original research on human rights and poverty reduction with the aim of disseminating such findings through international publications. Poverty means “deficiency in necessary properties or desirable qualities” and it is thus not limited to being in a state of need or lack of means of subsistence (situations which determine the extent of financial need of a person / group). Being impoverished is more than lacking financial means. It is inadequacy, destitution and deprivation of economic, political, and social and human resources. This broader perspective shows that poverty is multidimensional. The Center for Human Rights and Peace at the University of Nairobi organized the symposium on Poverty as a Human Rights Violation? calling upon Social Science and Law Scholars in Kenya and East Africa to expand their realm of poverty research and discourse in order to truly evaluate the situation of poverty in our region from human rights perspectives. Contributors were invited to develop papers, bearing in mind the past historical injustices, individual government policies, the regional cooperation efforts, the economic situation, the role of religion, civil society, the political context, and how the current system maintains the advantages of the privileged to favor status quo. The Symposium aimed at raising a research based public discourse on poverty as a serious and composite human rights problem in Kenya and East Africa in general; and as an obstacle to building peace and prosperity within and among groups. By making empirical and analytical links between human rights and poverty, the thematic foci of the conference revolved around the following set of issues;  Indicators of poverty in Kenya and other East African countries;  National policies and measures for the eradication of poverty in the region;  Regional efforts to tackle poverty and inequality;  Participatory approaches to poverty eradication;  Poverty production and how power influence actors who mobilize against poverty;  Gender based inequalities;  Poverty and vulnerable populations (Children, Refugees, Pastoralists communities etc.);  Urban and Rural poverty;  Access to land and land right education 2

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Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Electoral Reforms: The road to Credible and Peaceful Elections in Kenya

Date & Time: From 2012-08-08
To 2012-08-10
Description of Conference
 

 

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Department of Psychology

Regional Conference in Africa to be held in Kampala, Uganda

Date & Time: From 2013-11-06
To 2013-11-08
Description of Conference

East Africa Regional Conference in Africa to be held in Kampala, Uganda

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International development Evaluation Conference

Date & Time: From 2013-05-06
To 2013-05-09
Description of Conference

International development Evaluation Conference held in Barbados

Theme: Evaluation and Inequality Moving Beyond the Discussion of Poverty

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Department of Sociology and Social Work

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE BY PROSOWO ON WORLD SOCIAL WORK DAY

Date & Time: From 2014-03-16
To 2014-03-18
Description of Conference

 For the past two and a half years, a consortium of five higher education institutions namely, Makerere University (Uganda), University of Nairobi (Kenya), National University of Rwanda, Institute of Social Work (Tanzania) and Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Austria) has been undertaking a project  on the "Promotion of  Professional Social Work  for Social Development and Poverty Reduction in East Africa"  (PROSOWO) under the auspices of the Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education for Research and Development (APPEAR). For more details about the project please visit http://www.appear.at/prosowo

To crown these efforts, the consortium will host an international conference themed ‘Professional Social Work in East Africa: Towards Social Development and Poverty Reduction’ that will bring together social work educators, practitioners, students, policy makers and other stakeholders to further discuss the future of social work in Africa and learn from each other the practices in social work education and practice from international, regional and local perspectives.

The conference will take place from 16th to 18th March 2014 in Kampala, Uganda and will coincide with the World Social Work Day, 2014 where the delegates present will mark this special day together. The PROSOWO consortium is pleased to invite you to submit abstracts for this conference. For more information on the conference and registration requirements please follow this link:  http://socialwork2014.org

ISW 2014 Conference Organizing Committee

Dr. Janestic Twikirize - Makerere University, Uganda - Chairperson, Local Organising Committee

Professor Helmut Spitzer - Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Overall Coordinator, PROSOWO

Dr. Gidraph G. Wairire - University of Nairobi, Kenya; East Africa Regional Coordinator, PROSOWO

Dr. Zena Mnasi Mabeyo - Institute of Social Work, Tanzania,

Mr. Charles Rutikanga - National University of Rwanda

Ms. Sabrina Riedl - Carinthia University of Applied Sciences - Project Administrator

 

We look forward to welcoming you at the conference.

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Kalamazoo College Resident Director' Conference

Date & Time: From 2013-06-23
To 2013-06-29
Description of Conference

Ms. Lillian Owiti and Mr Allan Korongo will attend the Resident Directors Conference organized by the Center for International Programs at Kalamazoo College in Michigan USA.  The professional development conference will be held from Saturday 23rd June 2013 to Friday 28th June 2013 and will bring together Resident Directors and Coordinators of Kalamazoo's study abroad programs.

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Department of Business Administration

6th Annual Conference UNIVERSITIES, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

Date & Time: From 2017-02-08
To 2024-12-31
Description of Conference

18th to 19th July 2017

University of Nairobi, Main Campus

University Way, Nairobi City (CBD), Kenya

Theme: Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa

Entrepreneurship and enterprise development holds a huge potential for unlocking economic potential of African countries, reducing the income disparities and repositioning the continent strategically in the global economic, social and political spheres. Despite having a large pool of untapped natural resources and human capital, several African countries decry weak economies, poor governance and widespread poverty and human suffering. Nonetheless, universities have the chance to provide the impetus for changing the status quo through knowledge creation, dissemination and technology transfer.

Borrowing from experiences of developed countries as well as middle income countries, entrepreneurship triggers mobilization and redirecting of resources to opportunities with greater economic returns. Hence, university and industry linkages in diverse ways support enterprise development, participation of poor people in the economic process and creation of employment opportunities in Africa. Furthermore, the interaction of African universities with foreign universities promotes technology transfer to African enterprise and increases the chances of international market access through cultural awareness.

In the framework of the project “German-African University Partnership Platform for the Development of Entrepreneurs and Small/Medium Enterprises” the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (BRSU) together with its partner universities, the University of Cape Coast in Ghana and the University of Nairobi in Kenya organize an annual conference that is alternately hosted by one of the three partners. The University of Nairobi is privileged to host this year’s conference at its main campus in Nairobi City, Kenya.

Target Participants

The conference aims at bringing together participants from academia, industry and other stakeholders that play pivotal role in the interplay between education and economic development. The event aims to build closer ties between universities and the business community to spur the sharing of knowledge and transfer of technology to industry.

 

Format of Contributions

The conference encourages interactive and networking sessions where participants are expected to contribute actively. Emphasis will be given to sharing of practical experiences by academia and the business community as well as research driven towards solving problems faced by industry and strengthening relationships between learning institutions and industry. The two-day event encompasses the following formats:

  • Workshops
  • Panel Sessions
  • Fish Bowl
  • Presentations and Discussions
  • Poster Sessions

Sub Themes

The conference theme is structured into six sub themes. The conference welcomes contributions that cut across themes, address one specific theme or address the main theme, but cannot be assigned to a specific theme.

  • Subtheme I): Business and entrepreneurship in Africa: Success factors, barriers, perspectives
  • Subtheme II): African business in, and trade with, Germany and Europe
  • Subtheme III): University teaching and research for development in Africa: models, success factors, challenges
  • Subtheme IV): Entrepreneurial education for employment and economic growth
  • Subtheme V): Intercultural challenges of university and business partnerships
  • Subtheme VI): Sustainable/Responsible Business
  • Subtheme VII): Social welfare and productivity: Challenges for the entrepreneur

Registration Fees

Undergraduate Students:     Ksh 2,000

Graduate students:               Ksh  5,000

Paper presenters                   USD 250

Participants without Papers  Ksh 3,000

 

SUBMISSION

Authors are requested to submit absracts  through: editoramr@uonbi.ac.ke

The  abstract should not exceed 300 words (single spaced) written in Times New Roman Font 12.

Please note the following deadlines

Abstract submission:                                       31st March 2017

Full paper or Poster Submission                      31st May 2017

Abstracts submitted will go through a review process and authors informed by 23rd April 2017, for purposes of preparations.

Final abstracts of all presenters will be includeed in the conference program, while final papers will be published in an electronic conference proceedings volume after the conference.

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3RD DBA-AMR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE -CHANGE OF DATE TO 28TH APRIL 2017

Date & Time: From 2017-02-07
To 2017-02-07
Description of Conference

CONFERENCE CHANGE OF DATE

3RD DBA-AMR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

28TH APRIL 2017

 

THEMEDRIVERS OF BUSINESS GROWTH IN EMERGING MARKETS

Venue: University of Nairobi, School of Business, Lower Kabete Campus,

Nairobi, Kenya

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

sub-themes

  • Social Media Marketing as a Driver of Business Growth
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing in Emerging Markets
  • Technology and Innovations as Drivers of Business Growth
  • Education, Training and Employment as Drivers of Business Growth
  • Strategic Thinking for the Growth of Businesses in the Emerging Markets
  • Insurance in the Emerging Business Markets
  • Private Equity Funding as a Driver for Business Growth
  • Financial Innovation for New Business Growth
  • Strategic Investment Decision as a Catalyst of Business Growth
  • Supply Chain in the Emerging Markets
  • The Trends of Operations and Procurements on the Growth for the Firms in the Emerging Markets

 

Conference Information

Conference Aims and Objectives

The DBA-AMR 2017: 3rd DBA-Africa management Review conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Business Management and Research. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Business Management Education and Research.

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Contributions

All able authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts and papers. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Business Management Education and Research are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research material.WASET

 

Conference Proceedings

All submitted conference papers will be blind peer reviewed by competent reviewers. The conference abstracts and proceedings book, CD and certificate of presentation will be distributed to the conference participants at the conference registration desk.

Special Journal Issues

DBA-AMRC 2017 has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on DBA Africa Management review. A number of selected high-impact full text papers will be considered for the special journal issue. All submitted papers will have opportunities for consideration for this Special Journal Issue. The paper selection will be carried out during the peer review process as well as at the conference presentation stage. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. The final decision for paper selection will be made based on peer review reports by the Guest Editors and the Editor-in-Chief jointly. Selected full text papers will be online published as free of charge.

Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

The Conference offers the opportunity to become a sponsor or exhibitor in the Conference.

 

SUBMISSION

Paper Submissions will be through: editoramr@uonbi.ac.ke

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission:                                           28TH February 2017

Full Paper Submission:                                        28th March 2017

Feedback for Paper Acceptance:                      10th April 2017

Deadline for Conference Registration: 21st April 2017

Conference Date:                                                   28th April 2017


 

 

 
Conference Registration Fee US $150  
Those not able to pay ahead of the conference will be allowed to pay at the registration Desk during the conference

 

For All general Enquiries please contact: editoramr@uonbi.ac.ke  or Secretary DBA dept.busadmin@uonbi.ac.ke  or call Tel: +254713906003

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3RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE AFRICAN ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE ASSOCIATION

Date & Time: From 2013-09-04
To 2013-09-06
Description of Conference

 The 3rd Annual Conference   for  African Accounting And Finance Association (AAFA)  will be held on 4th To 6th September, 2013 At The Speke Resort & Conference Centre,

Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda (Http://Www.Spekeresort.Com/)

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Operations Research Society Of Eastern Africa Conference

Date & Time: From 2013-10-21
To 2013-10-25
Description of Conference

The 9th International Operations Research of Eastern Africa Conference October 2013 (actul dates to be confirmed) will be held in Kampala, Uganda.

The Theme of the conference is  "The Role of Operation Research in Enterpreneurship"

The conference is organized by ORSEA in collaboration with:

 

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